Watchdogs investigate botched operation at Royal Bolton Hospital

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HEALTH watchdogs are investigating a botched operation carried out by a surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Details of the incident, which happened last summer, will be revealed once a full investigation has been carried out, according to the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

The incident is described in a health report as "wrong site surgery" — a surgical procedure carried out either on the wrong part of the body or wrong patient.

It is classed as a "never event", which is described by the Care Quality Commission as a serious, largely preventable patient safety incident that should never happen if the available preventative measures have been implemented.

The trust has declined to provide details of the event until the investigation is completed.

There have been 11 never events relating to wrong site surgery across Greater Manchester since April, 2013.

The NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in charge of allocating funding for health services, will visit theatres at the Royal Bolton to discuss the incident.

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9:47am Tue 21 Jan 14

oftbewildered2 says...

sounds horrific - when I go for surgery I shall insist on the name of the organ to be removed being written across the appropriate part of my anatomy!!!!!!!!
sounds horrific - when I go for surgery I shall insist on the name of the organ to be removed being written across the appropriate part of my anatomy!!!!!!!! oftbewildered2
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10:05am Tue 21 Jan 14

Reed Lover says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
sounds horrific - when I go for surgery I shall insist on the name of the organ to be removed being written across the appropriate part of my anatomy!!!!!!!!
Hope your name's not "Dick"...
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: sounds horrific - when I go for surgery I shall insist on the name of the organ to be removed being written across the appropriate part of my anatomy!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hope your name's not "Dick"... Reed Lover
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10:05am Tue 21 Jan 14

my belief says...

what about my now "dysfunctional womb"? after giving birth to my premature daughter I spent 4weeks of complaining about my symptoms, I was fobbed off despite one staff member unsure they had my full placenta, turns out they didn't and didn't know until I was rushed in haemorrhaging, the placenta which they then manually had to remove. Not even an apology, or from the emergency services my partner phoned while I was soaking a bath towel. who said that I was not an emergency and would have and ambulance in an hour!, thankfully local ambulance men heard about it and knocked on, themselves disgusted at how I was treated rushed me to A and E. Or that I had to read on my daughters incubator notes that she had to be recucitated, no one told me that, even though she is now a healthy happy toddler I should have been informed of something so serious. Or my sister in law measuring 4 weeks ahead in pregnancy and told by her consultant that she had to have C-section at 37 weeks because of problems with her womb. no date was set and she had to go over her date, went to hospital dilating and was left at 7cm for four days and had to have a emergency C-section, her and baby almost dying, because her body went into shock and couldn't cope. no apology for them either. More mess ups on the NHS then papers no about. I still have nightmares about the events almost 3years later even seen a counsellor my sister in law has them fears and nightmares still. I hope no one else has to go through what we did. they have no remorse for what happens or how it affects us and our families after the event.
what about my now "dysfunctional womb"? after giving birth to my premature daughter I spent 4weeks of complaining about my symptoms, I was fobbed off despite one staff member unsure they had my full placenta, turns out they didn't and didn't know until I was rushed in haemorrhaging, the placenta which they then manually had to remove. Not even an apology, or from the emergency services my partner phoned while I was soaking a bath towel. who said that I was not an emergency and would have and ambulance in an hour!, thankfully local ambulance men heard about it and knocked on, themselves disgusted at how I was treated rushed me to A and E. Or that I had to read on my daughters incubator notes that she had to be recucitated, no one told me that, even though she is now a healthy happy toddler I should have been informed of something so serious. Or my sister in law measuring 4 weeks ahead in pregnancy and told by her consultant that she had to have C-section at 37 weeks because of problems with her womb. no date was set and she had to go over her date, went to hospital dilating and was left at 7cm for four days and had to have a emergency C-section, her and baby almost dying, because her body went into shock and couldn't cope. no apology for them either. More mess ups on the NHS then papers no about. I still have nightmares about the events almost 3years later even seen a counsellor my sister in law has them fears and nightmares still. I hope no one else has to go through what we did. they have no remorse for what happens or how it affects us and our families after the event. my belief
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11:26am Wed 22 Jan 14

lozD64 says...

I had an operation arthoropy on my knee on Thursday 16th jan 2014 .I was on G4 when I got back to ward and the spinal injection ad sterted wearin of ,I aked for pain relief and was refused by the nurse as I ad only just bin to theatre ,she said I was drowy enough,i said im in pain n I was crying, at 9pm I was given tramadol even though I was written up for morphine ; I slept when I woke ,I requested pain relief after waitin 25 mins ,I phoned my sister n she phoned the ward, the pain relief management and the matron came to see me and apologized, I was then told I would be on a slow release morphene tablet and oramorpe when needed, the night staff giv me a liquid medication and I said that's not oramorphe, they said it was morphene without side affects, I refused to have it at 5am until I had spoken to the doctor that prescribed my medication and I was told there was no one on until Monday, I had come out with a rash all over my body, a doctor came and saw me at 3am and prescribed me cream and anti histamines, I eventually got the cream after I had made my skin raw and bleed at 11am the next day, I asked for my own medication that I had took in myself which I have to have daily and they refused to give it to me because I was discharging myself. As I was leaving the ward struggling with crutches the staff called me back and made me collect my property which was heavy bottles of pop and carry them, I put a carrier bag of belongings on each crutch, so when I got home I rang the paramedics as my leg had gone freezing cold and I had No medication what so ever. The paramedics rang the out of hours gp and waited with me until he rang back. The duty doctor came and gave me my prescription tablets and morphene enough to last me until I could see my own GP. I was actually was that upset and frustrated I actually rang 999 from my mobile at 8.23 whilst on the ward because of the way the staff where treating me I was in so much pain, I asked for an ambulance to come to the ward, they asked to speak to a member of staff, after this I was given my tablets but left sobbing. I will NEVER go to that ward again
I had an operation arthoropy on my knee on Thursday 16th jan 2014 .I was on G4 when I got back to ward and the spinal injection ad sterted wearin of ,I aked for pain relief and was refused by the nurse as I ad only just bin to theatre ,she said I was drowy enough,i said im in pain n I was crying, at 9pm I was given tramadol even though I was written up for morphine ; I slept when I woke ,I requested pain relief after waitin 25 mins ,I phoned my sister n she phoned the ward, the pain relief management and the matron came to see me and apologized, I was then told I would be on a slow release morphene tablet and oramorpe when needed, the night staff giv me a liquid medication and I said that's not oramorphe, they said it was morphene without side affects, I refused to have it at 5am until I had spoken to the doctor that prescribed my medication and I was told there was no one on until Monday, I had come out with a rash all over my body, a doctor came and saw me at 3am and prescribed me cream and anti histamines, I eventually got the cream after I had made my skin raw and bleed at 11am the next day, I asked for my own medication that I had took in myself which I have to have daily and they refused to give it to me because I was discharging myself. As I was leaving the ward struggling with crutches the staff called me back and made me collect my property which was heavy bottles of pop and carry them, I put a carrier bag of belongings on each crutch, so when I got home I rang the paramedics as my leg had gone freezing cold and I had No medication what so ever. The paramedics rang the out of hours gp and waited with me until he rang back. The duty doctor came and gave me my prescription tablets and morphene enough to last me until I could see my own GP. I was actually was that upset and frustrated I actually rang 999 from my mobile at 8.23 whilst on the ward because of the way the staff where treating me I was in so much pain, I asked for an ambulance to come to the ward, they asked to speak to a member of staff, after this I was given my tablets but left sobbing. I will NEVER go to that ward again lozD64
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