Chislehurst woman who woke with her insides spilling out of her stomach to sue Sidcup and Bromley hospitals (From News Shopper)
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Chislehurst woman who woke with her insides spilling out of her stomach to sue Sidcup and Bromley hospitals
Sarah Holland claims she woke after an operation at Queen Mary's, Sidcup, with her insides spilling out of her stomach.
A CHISLEHURST woman claims she woke up from two hospital operations to find her insides spilling out of her stomach and then her two front teeth missing.
Sarah Holland, of Bettenson Close, is planning to sue Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) as well as Sidcup's Queen Mary's following the alleged double botch-job.
The 36-year-old says she initially visited Queen Mary's for a procedure to remove a cyst.
She told News Shopper: "I had lost loads of weight so I went to the doctors and was referred to the gynaecology department at the PRUH.
"They found a cyst on one of my ovaries, so I went to Queen Mary's on August 15 for key-hold surgery to remove it.
"I came home at half past nine that evening.
"I woke up that night and the bandaging over my tummy button was absolutely soaked with blood.
"I started taking it off and it didn't feel right.
"It looked like worms were coming out of my belly, it was disgusting."
Sarah Holland: "A dog gets treated better than I did."
Mrs Holland called her GP at The Woodlands Practice, Chislehurst, who advised she go to the PRUH.
She said: "I rang my GP and she told me to come in and see her.
"She was confused initially and then she tried to push the worms back into my belly.
"I thought I was going to die I was in so much pain, I couldn't breathe.
"She sent me to the PRUH and I waited six hours before I was seen."
By now it was Friday evening and doctors decided Mrs Holland would have to be operated on again.
Following the operation, the mother-of-six says she woke up in agony, adding: "My breathing was bad.
"The nurses said I shouldn't be in this much pain.
"I was taken in for CT scans which showed there had been a build up of fluid in my abdomen and a build up of fluid in my lungs.
"I couldn't even walk I was in that much pain.
"They put me on antibiotics and drips."
However, when Mrs Holland walked to the bathroom she realised her two front teeth had been knocked out.
She claims this was caused by anaesthetic tubes which were "rammed" into her mouth.
Mrs Holland claims her teeth were knocked out during an operation at the PRUH.
She added: "A dog gets treated better than I did.
"I feel properly let down. That is a life and death situation I was going through.
"This has affected everything.
"It is the school holidays and I cannot take my children out.
"I cannot look after them. I cannot buy their school uniforms.
"I don't feel I have been treated the way I should.
"There has been negligence 100 per cent of the way."
Mrs Holland is currently seeking legal advice with the intention of suing both hospitals.
A spokesman for the South London Healthcare NHS Trust said: "We are sorry to hear Ms Holland is unhappy with her recent treatment at QMS and the PRU.
"We would encourage all patients who are unhappy with their treatment to contact the PALS department to make a formal complaint so the Trust can investigate their concerns fully."
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