"Horribly disappointed with Peterborough Hospital"

About: Peterborough City Hospital

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My son had several hypospadias surgeries/repairs as a baby through the urology team at Peterborough, this was back in 2001-2003. He has wet the bed constantly since then, now aged 13. They kept bringing him back in for procedures to try and open the end where he had the surgery which they said was too tight, but just at the tip. They also kept prescribing lots of different drugs (Summer 2012) resulting in him being off sick from school because they made him very ill, they kept telling me the bedwetting was unrelated to the surgery. In desperation this year I got my son referred to UCLH instead and they have had to reverse more or less all of the surgery done at Peterborough, they said it would definitely be affecting the bedwetting because the previous surgery had caused such a narrowing and not just at the tip. Already we are seeing a difference. I am so disappointed, this should have been picked up years ago, he has missed school trips and sleepovers and I was made to feel like a mother who was imagining things. A ten minute chat with a consultant every 6 months was not good enough, the urology team should have paid more attention and been more interested.

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Response from Lesley Crosby, Deputy Chief Nurse, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am so sorry for the experience you have had and would really like an opportunity to investigate your son's care and treatment.

I will ensure your comments are passed through to our urologists however obviously the action we can take will be limited as we are not able to review the specifics related to your sons case.

With this in mind I hope you feel able to contact me by email (lesley.crosby@pbh-tr.nhs.uk) so I can obtain some more details from you which will then allow us to undertake a review of the care given to your son.

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