"Getting ill in hospital "

About: Victoria Hospital / Respiratory Medicine

(as the patient),

I was taking part in a sleep study and was thoroughly looking forward to a night away from home. I had my book and planned to go to costa coffee for breakfast the following morning. All was going well until midnight when I started being violently sick between bouts of uncontrollable diarrhoea. This lasted for six hours so very little sleep was had. Luckily I was in a side room so I didn't disturb anyone and hopefully didn't pass it on to anyone else. The sleep study finished and I was sent home when unfortunately my poor husband and son caught the bug from me. An utterly miserable time was had by the whole family.

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Response from Louise Ewing, Patient Relations Manager, NHS Fife

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Dear Sleepy Mum,

Thank you for posting a story about your recent experience. I passed this on to our Director for Acute Services, H Knox,who asked me to share the following response with you -

"I was so sorry to read that you had become sick during a routine hospital investigation. I will send your comments on to the sleep studies team and if you wish us to look into this in more detail, just let us have your contact details and we will be happy to do so".

You can contact us using the details below -

01592 648153

patientrelations.fife@nhs.net

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