My friends may remember that in June 2021 I went to have a pacemaker inserted. During the procedure I suffered a pneumothorax which was not acted on for 3 hrs. In consequence I went into collapse and respiratory failure and my children were summoned because they gave me 10 mins to live. Due to my b....y mindedness and a cpap machine I survived. I began a formal complaint and have just received a 21 page report plus a 7 page letter from the consultant.
they have identified procedural issues which need correcting.
the nurse in charge told him when she realised I had collapsed but he ploughed on. They have made a recommendation that the consultant take notice of the concerns of the theatre nurse in future!
I had told him that I felt he punctured my lung and continued to tell him that I could not breathe because the lung had gone down. He ignored me.
He is trying to excuse the failure to act because he 'noted my distress' but put it down to breathlessness due my lung condition and 'elderly patients under sedation tend to move about a lot'.
How derogatory and prejudiced can you get!
Rather than admitting to a gross negligence by ignoring me he is attempting to use the presumption about 'elderly' lung patients to get himself off the hook.
There is a lot more to this obviously but it would take hours to read it.
They have now offered me the intimidatory option of meeting with the medical staff or of contacting the NHS Ombudsman.
I am waiting for my children to come back from their holidays to discuss the way forward.
In the meantime any ideas from anybody knowlegable on my next step?
I was just glad to be alive. Now I am steaming angry.
That patronising oaf should be struck off Littlepom and a discussion with the Ombudsman needs to happen. What a dreadful state of affairs. That man should not be allowed to operate on anyone and showed contempt for you and a complete lack of care. See what your family have to say. I’m spitting feathers!!!!
Take care dear friend. Xx💕💕
Even now he is so arrogant!
Horrible little man xxx💕