"Orthopaedic Treatment of a 92 year old"

About: Southampton General Hospital

A&E were very good. Care on the Orthopaedic ward was dreadful no monitoring of food or liquid intake following surgery resulting in dehydration. Also adverse reaction to painkillers not picked up by staff, resulting in the patient needing two blood transfusions and two injections to counteract the opiates in the blood stream. On discharge the incorrect information was contained in the details passed onto the rehabilitation centre.

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Response from Southampton General Hospital

We are really sorry to read that you had an unsatisfactory time on an orthopaedic ward. We would like to look further into the issues you raise and would be grateful if you would contact Patient Support Services who will be able to assist you with your concerns. Please contact PSS on 023 8120 6325.

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