"We are distraught and perplexed"
About: Derriford Hospital / General medicine Derriford Hospital General medicine PL6 8DH
Posted by Ebbony (as ),
My mum was admitted to Derriford Hospital following a fall 2days previously.
She had bruising and pain on movement in her chest area.
She was given a chest X-ray which was not reported and treated as nil acute.
She was put on broad spectrum anti biotics late on day 1 for chest crackles.
We could not get to speak to a doctor for 5 days about the results of her xray, we were assured that nil acute. no breaks.
Day 5 Her condition deteriorated and a CT of her chest reaveal several broken ribs, frail chest, pleural effusion, Pneumonia collapsed lungs and a large hemothorax.
She was prescribed Enoxaparin on admission. She died on the 11th day.
It is reported that she had a fall in hospital but this has been crossed out..
We are perplexed. Notes were removed from her bed and one observation written on toilet tissue.
There is going to be a coroners inquest but we are distraught and perplexed.