"Appaling"

About: Sunderland Royal Hospital

I was in the hospital Jan 2013. I received a number of x rays and scans. I was discharged 3 days later and told the only thing I had was a gall stone. I returned 6 weeks later expecting to be given an all clear. I met with a consultant I had not previously met who told me that everything was ok but he thought I had lung cancer. I left in a distressed state and through my own GP attended South Tyneside Hospital where I was told that I did definitely not have lung cancer. A serious of tests confirmed this. During the 2 week period I had to wait to see the consultant at South Tyneside I lost a stone in weight.

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Response from Sunderland Royal Hospital

We are sorry to hear of your experience and apologise for the distress caused. We would like to look into the issues you have raised and would be grateful if you could contact the PALS Team on 0800 587 6513 (freephone) or by email at pals@chs.northy.nhs.uk

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