"cancer patient diagnosed with constipation"

About: Newham General Hospital

My mum was admitted on Saturday 16th August 2014 in intense pain (morphine was administered in ambulance on route) 7 different doctors looked in on her she had xray of her chest. She was admitted to ward. The diagnosis was constipation. Sunday she was given an anaemia. Monday discharged. Tuesday morning after a fall was admitted to royal London hospital where in less than four hours discovered she was riddled with cancer lungs and brain. My Mum passed away on 30th August 2014 in London hospital day before her 94th birthday.

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Response from Newham General Hospital

I am very concerned to read your feedback relating to your mothers care whilst at Newham Hospital. In order for this matter to be fully investigated, I would urge you to contact me directly: Paul Smith, Emergency Care Matron, via our switchboard on 020 7476 4000 or by emailing paul.smith3@bartshealth.nhs.uk, to allow me to look into this issue with you. Alternatively you can also discuss your concerns via the Barts Health NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 020 3594 2040 or email them via pals@bartshealth.nhs.uk and they will be happy to discuss this further with you.

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