"Nil by Mouth & Kidney Stones"

About: Leeds General Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

(as the patient),

I was starved on a daily basis for seven days prior to surgery on my broken ankle.

I was allowed to eat & drink from about 10pm (when theatres had closed) to midnight (start of new starvation day).

I developed kidney stones which I think were due to low fluid intake.

Moral: make sure you get intravenous fluids when on 'nil by mouth' - they need to put a drip line in you anyway for theatre.

How about this for patient-led 'joined up thinking'?

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Responses

Response from Louise Miller, Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Leeds PCT

Thank you for sharing your story on Patient Opinion. I was sorry to hear about your recent experience in hospital.

I shall pass your comments onto the Patient Relations Manager at the hospital.

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Update posted by mikejp (the patient)

Nothing heard from the Patient Relations Manager..... not surprised!