"Nerve damage"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital

I've been to A&E a few days ago because I was feeling unwell. The nurse that took my blood sample pinched my nerve in my wrist twice and also left the needle in in case I needed additional treatment. I was in pain for 5 hours because of that and even now my hand is in constant pain and I can't feel my thumb and index finger anymore. When I complained about the pain I was treated like a very fussy annoying patient. Thank you very much I just hope the damage in my hand is not permanent.

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Response from Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are really sorry to read about your experience and thank you for your feedback. If you haven't done so already, please can you contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) so that we can discuss the matter in more detail and take any action required. PALS are contactable on 01296 316042 or pals@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk Kind regards

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