About: Conquest Hospital Conquest Hospital St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 7RD
My husband attended conquest under the two week rule. He had a sigmoidoscopy which identified a problem so was followed up with a colonoscopy and they took three biopsies. Weeks went by no contact from conquest, no suggested treatment for his complaint, no follow up appointment. Our GP practice tried to get the results but to no avail. We were forced to go to conquest ourselves and walk in a no entry area where the consultants and secretaries were to ask for results!! Following this we did get an out patient appointment, the consultant was far from reassuring, stating he hadn't looked at the biopsy results, bowel was inflamed- unknown cause, polyp not removed, only half the bowel had been viewed as the operator could not reach the rest. When I paraphrased this the consultant said " what do you want me to do about it". I was shocked and told him I was not the doctor, but as nothing was forth coming I suggested a scan for my husband to which he agreed. At one point when my husband asked about the future he actually said "we have to suck it and see". I'm disgusted!! Considering we are all advised to take bowel problems seriously and he was seen as an urgent case the treatment was poor and I just don't trust the Conquest and old advise anyone with a similar complaint to choose a different hospital.