"My father was diagnosed with bowel ..."
About: Broomfield Hospital Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford CM1 7ET
Posted by john (as ),
My father was diagnosed with bowel cancer in Nov 2007. He had driven to Broomfield on his own to hear this news and was devastated. His consultant arranged for him to have his bowel removed and a bag fitted the week before christmas. The night before the op the consultant said he wasnt sure if he should go ahead and operate but did so anyway. He removed nothing but my dad gor MRSA and was left in a side room nil by mouth all through christmas and new year to suffer alone. He came out in January and in February we went to see the consultant. When we arrived at Broomfield we were told he was not in work that day and we had to see a younger doctor. Half way through our consultation the adjoining door opened and we saw the consultant who had been sitting next door the whole time. The whole experience at Broomfield was absolutely appalling. There were no english speaking nurses working in the canteen area so he could not get hold of a sick bowl and the rest of the day was spent with him lying in agony across a table in the cafeteria whilst waiting for drugs to be administered. I believe dad would never have died in March if the consultant had treated him with chemo. He would be able to spend this christmas with us instead of in a grey hospital room.