"Which is worse? The mastectomy or ward 28?"

About: Pinderfields General Hospital

Less than 36 hours after having the left breast amputated and a reconstruction an auxiliary nurse on ward 28 told the mother of my children to get out of bed and wash herself. This was not enough and she was followed into the bathroom and berated some more with huffing and puffing by the auxiliary. This was at 8.15am. The mother of my children duly washed herself, the stretching of which caused bleeding from the breast and back injuries. the A few hours later another nurse approached and said the disagreement was the fault of the mother of my children. She was also left with just ibuprofen and paracetamol for the pain rather than anything useful. This led to the mother of my children crying her eyes out and feeling the only option was to discharge herself due to the staff attitudes. Is it not enough to suffer from breast cancer, multiple surgeries, chemo and a mastectomy without being left without post surgery care due to the rudeness and disrespect shown by the staff who are meant to be looking after her?

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Response from Pinderfields General Hospital

We are concerned to note these comments and would invite the family to contact us directly with the appropriate details as we would be pleased to investigate.

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