"I think my Fathers death was avoidable"

About: Rotherham Hospital / Older people's healthcare

(as a relative),

My father was re-addmitted into A2 after being told his infection had cleared up, when it had not.

It turned out he had septicaemia and I understand was not given the proper treatment, as it was not recognised. He sadly passed away in late February. I think the signs could have been spotted.

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Response from Grace Oldfield, Patient Involvement Manager, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Dear jamiec,

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post your comments on the Patient Opinion website. We are sorry to hear about your Father’s death and we really do appreciate you sharing your concerns regarding your Father’s re-admittance to Ward A2.

We take any concerns like this seriously and to allow us to look into the issues you have raised around diagnosis and treatment, we would be really grateful if you could contact our Patient Services Department by either email on complaints@rothgen.nhs.uk or by telephone on 01709 424461.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.

With best wishes


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