Wibsey patient is injured falling off trolley after op at Bingley clinic

Diane Appleby

Diane Appleby

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

An investigation has started at a Bradford hospital after a patient recovering from minor surgery awoke to find she had fallen from bed with injuries leading to a longer stay.

Diane Appleby apparently fell from a trolley in a recovery room and spent five days, instead of five hours, in the private Yorkshire Clinic.

The 54-year-old had been admitted as an NHS patient for a procedure, with the expectation of being allowed to return home the same day.

But Miss Appleby said she fell before regaining consciousness following the surgery earlier this month.

She said when she returned home, to Wibsey Bank, Wibsey, she remained ill because of the effects of concussion.

“I went in for something minor, which should have taken five hours and end up in there for five days,” she said.

“I had the op, went to the recovery room and woke up battered and bruised and all sorts.

“The had not put the sides up and I fell off the trolley on to the floor.

“When I came around, I asked why the cot sides had no been put up, but they said they didn’t use them,” she said.

Miss Appleby has had previous surgery at Bradford Royal Infirmary and had always found cot sides had been in place following surgery.

“I am now looking at the situation with solicitors,” she said.

“If it had been an elderly person, they might not have survived.

“I still have concussion and can hardly get out of bed.”

A spokesman for the clinic, in Bradford Road, Bingley, said: “Yorkshire Clinic is aware of an incident which resulted in a patient needing to stay with us longer than expected. While we cannot comment on the specifics of the case whilst it is under investigation, we do take any complaint extremely seriously and will be dealing with it through our robust complaint procedure.

“Whilst our patient feedback shows that over 98 per cent of our patients are satisfied with their experience at our hospital, we will be reviewing our processes to ensure we maintain our high levels of patient safety and satisfaction,” he said.

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7:59am Tue 27 May 14

orteus says...

Another attempt to drain money from an already dwindling pot, you fell out of bed woman, get over it.
Another attempt to drain money from an already dwindling pot, you fell out of bed woman, get over it. orteus
  • Score: 24

9:21am Tue 27 May 14

Old Dave says...

I am sick of reading "stories" in the T&a that have little relevance or are not in the public interest. These stories are blatantly placed by ambulance chasing no win no fee law companies, to try and illustrate just how much "damage" has been caused, when in reality, there wasn't much.

For a woman who in her words "can hardly get out of bed", she was surprisingly well enough to accept a reporter into her home.

It's time this once very good local paper sorted itself out.
I am sick of reading "stories" in the T&a that have little relevance or are not in the public interest. These stories are blatantly placed by ambulance chasing no win no fee law companies, to try and illustrate just how much "damage" has been caused, when in reality, there wasn't much. For a woman who in her words "can hardly get out of bed", she was surprisingly well enough to accept a reporter into her home. It's time this once very good local paper sorted itself out. Old Dave
  • Score: 21

10:56am Tue 27 May 14

idleone says...

Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough. idleone
  • Score: 3

11:26am Tue 27 May 14

Albion. says...

idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
[quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS. Albion.
  • Score: -2

12:36pm Tue 27 May 14

mr.bradford says...

Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
It's a private clinic / hospital..
It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS.[/p][/quote]It's a private clinic / hospital.. It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral mr.bradford
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Tue 27 May 14

Albion. says...

mr.bradford wrote:
Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
It's a private clinic / hospital..
It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral
Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.
[quote][p][bold]mr.bradford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS.[/p][/quote]It's a private clinic / hospital.. It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral[/p][/quote]Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting. Albion.
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Tue 27 May 14

Not so simple says...

I fell out of bed, got up and went back to bed. These are accidents or incidents that happen all over the world and to make such a news article about it says what bored and idea less journalists get up to....come on Journalists get proactive and dig out some rats that have infested our city!
I fell out of bed, got up and went back to bed. These are accidents or incidents that happen all over the world and to make such a news article about it says what bored and idea less journalists get up to....come on Journalists get proactive and dig out some rats that have infested our city! Not so simple
  • Score: 8

2:27pm Tue 27 May 14

idleone says...

Albion. wrote:
mr.bradford wrote:
Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
It's a private clinic / hospital..
It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral
Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.
The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.bradford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS.[/p][/quote]It's a private clinic / hospital.. It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral[/p][/quote]Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.[/p][/quote]The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility. idleone
  • Score: -3

3:19pm Tue 27 May 14

Albion. says...

idleone wrote:
Albion. wrote:
mr.bradford wrote:
Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
It's a private clinic / hospital..
It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral
Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.
The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility.
http://www.claims-me
dneg.co.uk/what-we-d
o/hospital-negligenc
e

The responsibility for equipment failure is that of the hospital. It would be interesting to learn the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.bradford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS.[/p][/quote]It's a private clinic / hospital.. It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral[/p][/quote]Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.[/p][/quote]The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility.[/p][/quote]http://www.claims-me dneg.co.uk/what-we-d o/hospital-negligenc e The responsibility for equipment failure is that of the hospital. It would be interesting to learn the outcome. Albion.
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Tue 27 May 14

ollie59 says...

Old Dave wrote:
I am sick of reading "stories" in the T&a that have little relevance or are not in the public interest. These stories are blatantly placed by ambulance chasing no win no fee law companies, to try and illustrate just how much "damage" has been caused, when in reality, there wasn't much.

For a woman who in her words "can hardly get out of bed", she was surprisingly well enough to accept a reporter into her home.

It's time this once very good local paper sorted itself out.
Couldn't agree more. Apart from the obligatory T&A "long face" photo she appears to have done remarkably well to drag herself out of bed and get changed for a visit from the local paper. Maybe the T&A could publish a follow up smiley photo with damages cheque if this transpires?
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: I am sick of reading "stories" in the T&a that have little relevance or are not in the public interest. These stories are blatantly placed by ambulance chasing no win no fee law companies, to try and illustrate just how much "damage" has been caused, when in reality, there wasn't much. For a woman who in her words "can hardly get out of bed", she was surprisingly well enough to accept a reporter into her home. It's time this once very good local paper sorted itself out.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Apart from the obligatory T&A "long face" photo she appears to have done remarkably well to drag herself out of bed and get changed for a visit from the local paper. Maybe the T&A could publish a follow up smiley photo with damages cheque if this transpires? ollie59
  • Score: 5

7:16am Wed 28 May 14

Mixter says...

Well i for am well and truly traumatised by reading this. I was due to go in for a boil on my bum to be lanced, and now cant bear the thought of maybe falling off the trolley at some point. Therefore i will have to keep my boil and endure possibly minutes more pain till it burst itself.

Anyone know a good solicitor??
Well i for am well and truly traumatised by reading this. I was due to go in for a boil on my bum to be lanced, and now cant bear the thought of maybe falling off the trolley at some point. Therefore i will have to keep my boil and endure possibly minutes more pain till it burst itself. Anyone know a good solicitor?? Mixter
  • Score: 1

8:02am Wed 28 May 14

orteus says...

Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Albion. wrote:
mr.bradford wrote:
Albion. wrote:
idleone wrote:
Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.
The clinic isn't NHS.
It's a private clinic / hospital..
It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral
Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.
The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility.
http://www.claims-me

dneg.co.uk/what-we-d

o/hospital-negligenc

e

The responsibility for equipment failure is that of the hospital. It would be interesting to learn the outcome.
There was no equipment failure, they said they don't use the cot sides, so they didn't fail, they just weren't used. i wonder how many times this woman has fallen out of bed at due due to not having cot sided on her bed????
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mr.bradford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]idleone[/bold] wrote: Pathetic..... Money grabbing mentality which risks other patients surgery funding because of a minor issue. It's people like this that cause all insurance to be excessively high. The laws need to be changed to stop leeches like this from abusing our NHS. Hope she's recovered well and I'm sorry to hear of her suffering, but a letter, flowers and promise of revise procedures is enough.[/p][/quote]The clinic isn't NHS.[/p][/quote]It's a private clinic / hospital.. It does however also treat a number of NHS patients on referral[/p][/quote]Yes it does but any claim would be against the clinic and not the NHS, as some posters are suggesting.[/p][/quote]The claim would be against the service provider, as this issue contracted out NHS work it would ultimately rest with NHS responsibility.[/p][/quote]http://www.claims-me dneg.co.uk/what-we-d o/hospital-negligenc e The responsibility for equipment failure is that of the hospital. It would be interesting to learn the outcome.[/p][/quote]There was no equipment failure, they said they don't use the cot sides, so they didn't fail, they just weren't used. i wonder how many times this woman has fallen out of bed at due due to not having cot sided on her bed???? orteus
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Wed 28 May 14

carole99 says...

This woman was doped up in recovery so was not safe to be left alone. If you are drugged up and not in control of yourself then it is the problem of the hospital. They are supposed to care for the patients, if this woman had just fallen out of bed under her own steam so to speak then I could agree with you all.

I don't think you have read the story properly, she was in the recovery room, somewhere very few of us remember after having anesthetic.
This woman was doped up in recovery so was not safe to be left alone. If you are drugged up and not in control of yourself then it is the problem of the hospital. They are supposed to care for the patients, if this woman had just fallen out of bed under her own steam so to speak then I could agree with you all. I don't think you have read the story properly, she was in the recovery room, somewhere very few of us remember after having anesthetic. carole99
  • Score: 1

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