"Wasn't examined which led to serious misdiagnosis!"

About: Newark Hospital

I visited the minor injuries unit with what I thought was a bad back. The doctor responded with "as long as you can feel your legs you are fine" and I was sent home to rest. Over the next 24 hours my condition worsened: fainting, feeling nauseous and generally extremely poorly. Managed to see my GP on the Monday morning and it turns out I had a large abscess, which if I had been examined at the minor injuries unit would have been identified! With further fainting, 2 weeks of 6 antibiotics a day I was fully recovered. If ever in this situation again I will ensure I see someone who can properly examine and correctly diagnose the cause of my pain!

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Response from Newark Hospital

Thank you for your comments which will be passed to both the Minor Injuries Unit Manager and also the Hospital Manager. If you wish to discuss this matter in more detail please contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service on 01636 685692. Regards Customer Services Department Newark Hospital

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