"left with no follow up 01/09/15"

About: Wharfedale Hospital

Nurses were brilliant, hospital is clean .I thought at the time it was good. However when things were going wrong a few days later I rang the hospital number I was given for help advice and was told to see my GP. My GP wrote a letter to A&E .I was seen and given a scan no blood clots thank goodness .But a very large painful haemetoma in my upper inside leg, bruises 14" across and down to my knee. I was told the blood had not been cleared out after the vein was pulled out.I was to expect serious pain for 4 to six weeks and given strong pain relief.

The incision in groin has not healed after 12 days and there is a solid lump behind it which means it it very difficult and painful to put the anti embolism stockings on. I am concerned all is not well with this incision . I do not know how to get someone to speak to at wharfedale so I am hoping someone reads this . It is no good giving a phone to call if no help is available . I admit I am afraid

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dear Joan Rhodes,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your recent experience with Wharfedale General Hospital, I am extremely sorry to read of the poor experience that you have described.

I can see that you posted this three days ago and would like to offer my apologies for my late response; I do know hope you have been able to receive some advice or treatment, however if you have not I would advise you present yourself at A&E so a medical professional can assess you and give you the appropriate advice or treatment.

With kind regards


Senior nurse

Patient Experience