Jeremy Hunt: making quality of care as important as quality of treatment

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Jeremy Hunt

In his keynote speech at our 2012 Annual Conference, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt stressed the importance of providing good-quality, compassionate care to patients and called for quality of care to be as important as quality of treatment.

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#39778 Frank Edward Wood
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As an in-patint in Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust I caught MRSA, CDiff, Epstein Barr Virus, Glandular Fever, ME, Pneumonia, Septicemia, Peritonitis, Had to go in Intensive Care for severe resuscitation. MRSA seeded in my untreated pressure sores in my feet and gave me incurable peripheral neuropathy (IPN) - I cannot walk and I am now disabled for the rest of my life. as a result of the IPN I suffer agonising pins and needles in my feet and hands 24/7. The left bed rail collapsed as I tried to pull myself up to ease my bed sores and trapped and lacerated my left hand; the collapse strained my left shoulder and gave me incurable Rotator Cuff Tear; I cannot raise or reach with my left arm. I am extremely tired and breathless that I sleep practically all day. If you send me your email address I will send you my medical records and others, as appropriate, on my Annexures.

#39782 Frank Edward Wood
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Further to my previous comment,I wish to claim compensation for all the suffering I had during the eight months in Nottingham City Hospital NHS Trust, from all the viruses and infections I caught and the suffering and permanent disablement I will suffer for the rest of my life. The financial compensation will help pay for the carers, cleaners, gardeners and all other contractors to do everything I was once fit and able to do before I became a hospital in-patient. I would also appreciate funding to purchase a scooter now I have been advised not to drive my car, I could then, being housebound, get out in the fresh air and sunshine and participate in all the voluntary and statutory groups I had to give up as a result of my disablement and the viruses and infections I caught in hospital.

#39785 Frank Wood
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On 6 April 2012 I had an ECG which recorded I had severe stenosis of my aortic valve. If not treated I could die in one or two years. My Cardiologist confirmed this and I agreed to have a pigs valve implanted by TAVI operation. On 11 April 2012 I went into Nottingham City Hospital for the TAVI operation. After the operation I was told I did not have a pigs valve but a metal SAPIEN XT aortic valve and it was leaking. It is still leaking today 13 December 2012. If the leak is not repaired I will suffer a back flow of blood, reduced oxygen to my body and brain, sudden death, heart attack, stroke and a blood clot on my brain. The Cardiologist informed me he cannot repair the leak, only hope it will heal itself. The lack of oxygen plus my ME, as previously mentioned, makes me extremely tired and lacking concentration to do anything but sleep all day. As I was not fit to cope on my own at home I was discharged to a Care Home for rest and recuperation. When I was discharged from the Care Home I received an Invoice for £891.34, which I paid, however, I was advised by the Phso I should not have paid the charges and it should be reimbursed. I have tried so many time for my £891.34 to be reimbursed from the Nottinghamshire County Council but my request falls on deaf ears. I later realised the NHS should pay my charges under Continuing Care. Will I ever be reimbursed? and I live in hope the leak will heal itself. I do not see my Cardiologist until 27 December 2012.

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