Maldon: Hospital under fire from blood clot sufferer

Maldon: Hospital under fire from blood clot sufferer

Maldon: Hospital under fire from blood clot sufferer

First published in Local News

A mum has criticised a hospital after she was sent home in “severe” pain, suffering a suspected blood clot.


Kelly Ricketts, 32, of Heybridge, arrived at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, at 7.11pm last Wednesday in accident and emergency and was still waiting for treatment gone midnight.
 

A Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust spokesman said: “Ms Ricketts came into A&E last Wednesday at 7.11pm and after initial assessment to determine and ensure that her condition was not immediately life threatening (triage), she was seen by medical staff at 10.13pm.


“Following further assessment she was prescribed with medication as a precaution for any suspected blood clots and was discharged from the hospital at 12.30am.
“Scanning for DVT is done in a follow up appointment arranged by the Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU)."

See the MBS for the full story.
 

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8:17pm Fri 11 Jan 13

There Abouts says...

Going by the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust response it seems they did the right thing, so what's her complaint?
Going by the Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust response it seems they did the right thing, so what's her complaint? There Abouts
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9:18pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Rose77 says...

I was admitted to Broomfield with a suspected blood clot in 2009, I went in at 1pm on the Wednesday, admitted to a ward that evening and had a CTPA scan on the Friday and a pulmonary embolism was discovered. I had received Clexane injections from the point of admission to give me 'cover', but it isn't a guaranteed cure, Warfarin was then prescribed for six months to dissolve the clot. No, I don't think this lady should have been sent home. Blood clots can result in death in 25% of cases and this figure is believed to be conservative. Patients need close monitoring. I wish this lady all the best.
I was admitted to Broomfield with a suspected blood clot in 2009, I went in at 1pm on the Wednesday, admitted to a ward that evening and had a CTPA scan on the Friday and a pulmonary embolism was discovered. I had received Clexane injections from the point of admission to give me 'cover', but it isn't a guaranteed cure, Warfarin was then prescribed for six months to dissolve the clot. No, I don't think this lady should have been sent home. Blood clots can result in death in 25% of cases and this figure is believed to be conservative. Patients need close monitoring. I wish this lady all the best. Rose77
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