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I was due to have an operation at my local hospital and was to present myself at the specified ward at 7:30 am on a Monday morning.

 

The Saturday before my operation I came down with a bad case of the dreaded Flu so I telephoned the hospital reception to speak to someone on the ward dealing with my operation but was informed that said ward was not open over the weekends so I couldn't be put through.

 

However the receptionist was able to put me through to a different ward so that I could at very least ask that ward nurse if my cold would jeopardise my operation Monday morning. She said if I still have the flu Monday morning then I should contact the ward nurse dealing with my case and she would advise me what to do. I asked her could she make a note of my call and she said she would let them know I have phoned.

 

So Monday morning came and I still had the flu, I phone the ward nurse at 7:am and informed her of my condition and was promptly told not to come anywhere near the ward because I would not be admitted for obvious reasons. She also told me that she would inform the surgeon and his secretary would be in touch with me.

 

5 days later I was diagnosed with swine flu and confined to my home for what seemed like an eternity.

 

2 days after this I received a short yet abrupt letter from the surgeon’s secretary stating that the surgeon was not a happy chap and because I missed the appointment for my operation he would not be sending me another.

 

I got the impression that he was not aware of my flu or of the fact that I was told to stay away from the ward.

 

Two and half years later and thankfully I have now been referred back to the hospital for the same operation.

 

I have suffered immensely because of this oversight and have gone through Two and half years of immense mental stress because of this.

 

My question is this, do I have grounds for compensation of any sort or at very least an apology.

All replies greatly appreciated.

 

Love and Peace

Unclebungee :peep:

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Did you write back to the surgeons sec at the time stating that you had flu and were told to stay away?


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You'll be lucky uncleB, my sister died at the hands of a negligent medical team, we were fobbed off and and everything was explained away (all we wanted was someone to say sorry) Its still under legal investigation x


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Hi assisted blond,

Thank you for your reply.

 

In answer to your question, no I did not write to the surgeon’s sec. This is because I was not of sound mind at the time. It has taken almost two and a half years to get myself mentally fit and in a position to do something about what I deem to be a disgraceful way to treat a patient.

 

Yes I did tell my Doctor and his reply was this...It would make no difference as it is my word against his, I told the Doctor that the facts speak for themself and what more proof would one need to prove what happen did actually happen. I mean you have the proof that I had the flu and then Swine Flu so where is the problem.

 

He recommended that I leave it for a short time so as to give the surgeon time to calm down so to speak. Personally speaking I don't think you will ever get any one Doctor to help you fight your corner if it involves someone in the medical profession.

 

Needless to say I now have a different Doctor who has referred me back for the original operation, and when said appointment comes through I will be seeing the very same surgeon and think there may be a hint of an atmosphere.

Peace and Love always,

 

unclebungee.:smile:

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I think you know the answer to your original question, you probably wont get an apology and wont get any compensation, the important thing is that you are getting the op at last (I hope) if you get a new date please try to avoid swine flu, bird flu or any other type of flu :lol:

Good luck


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""My question is this, do I have grounds for compensation of any sort or at very least an apology.

All replies greatly appreciated""

 

its the "surgeons" call, you could well have turned up and the" surgeon" could well have been called away, and you sent home....

 

like Blonde said " important thing is that you are getting the op at last"

 

Good luck

 

P.S still waiting for my op :(

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