"Compacted colon for several years"

About: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Salford Royal / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

I have had the above and nobody is willing to provide the colonic Irrigation that's needed.

I have Kidney Failure, very restricted to what laxatives I can take.

Laxatives, suppositories and enemas were ALL unsuccessfully tried.

The only option left is the Irrigation but because I cant do the procedure independently I have not been given the option by SRFT (they discontinued going any further) or Bolton District Nurses.

I am now on a regular basis suffering from Faecal Overflow due to the Impaction.

It is my belief that the Neurogenic Bowel Guidelines are not being implemented.

I am also severely disabled and wheelchair bound which compounds the situation.

This situation I now find myself in is just unbelievable.

'Failure to meet the needs of individuals for effective bowel management may be seen as neglect, under the definition of abuse in the NMC statement on ‘Practitioner-Client Relationships and the Prevention of Abuse’ (NMC 2002)'. -

Nuerogenic Bowel Guidelines.

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Responses

Response from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your review of Salford Royal. We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction with the service and we would very much like to investigate these issues with you.

Please can we encourage you to contact our PALS service on 0161 206 2003 or email them directly on pals@srft.nhs.uk so that further enquiries can be made.

Thank you for taking the time to review our services and we hope that you will make contact with PALs so that we can look into these matters further.

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Update posted by renegadei (the patient)

I am currently in the process of a formal complaint but through previous experience I know nothing will come of it.. 😠