"Unexplained injuries"

About: Royal Lancaster Infirmary / Gynaecology

I arrived at the ward for an abdominal hysterectomy

I was taken to theatre I felt the anesthetist was trying to pressure me in to having a spinal epidural I advised that I didn't want this to done as I have a spinal injury

I went to theatre

I was returned to the ward I was teathered to the bed with pressure boots

I was left with no access to the nurse call button

I was also left in soiled wet gown over night with no pressure care as a result I have pressure sores and infection

I also obtained a head injury to the right side side of my head which I have no idea as to how that happened or what has happened to me

My back problem has been made severely worse

I also have puncture marks on my back

I do want to know how I came by my injuries

The nurse in charge of me on 16/09

Was rude and abusive

I asked for help to change into clean clothes and their response was I have more than you to see to and refused to help me leaving me attached to the bed

Drip on one side drains / catheter on the other

And still in soiled clothing

I find this standard of nursing and care to be woefully lacking

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Response from Royal Lancaster Infirmary

We are really sorry that your experience at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary wasn't what you would expect and are very keen to investigate and respond to you. We would appreciate if you could contact our Patient Relations team on 01539 716621 to allow us to carry out that work. Many thanks again.

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