"A rather unfortunate incident that may not have..."

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London)

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On the first night of my operation on my right lung, the drain tube got detached as a result my face and body swole up, the swelling was due to air getting into my body which I think is injury emphysema this happened especiallly to my face and hands. I think the drain tube was not fitted correctly because it happened on first night and the third night as well. having said that I am recovering after my operation. As a consequence I spent two extra days in hospital for the swelling to subside, and I wonder if this was an avoidable situation. other than this I have no complaints to make

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Response from St George's Hospital (Tooting)

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at St George’s Hospital. Your comments will be passed on to the thoracic surgery team. If you would like to receive a personal response to your concerns then please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS): pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk or the complaints and improvements department: complaints.compliments@stgeorges.nhs.uk.

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