mental indigestion

NUH Phobia November 19, 2009

Filed under: Life in general — mel @ 3:58 pm

Humans are imperfect, and as a result, hospitals will be imperfect.

But when a mistake happens that personally affects the lives of your loved ones, it’s hard to forgive and forget.

When I read about how NUH has been sued for medical negligence by two different parties, I couldn’t help but think, “Serves them right.”

Because of two rounds of  erroneous diagnosis, my mum had a false sense security that this particular lump was harmless.

For two years…it was left there, festering. Until her female intuition kicked in and she demanded a biopsy even though the doctor told her she was “worrying too much”.

And then began the nightmare of chemos and radiation that lasted for a year.

My uncle who was a doctor was so angry. How could a Professor in Medicine get away with this? He personally went down to confront the specialist doctor-to-doctor and ended up in tears.

There was financial compensation, there were personal apologies made. But you just don’t get some things back.


One Response to “NUH Phobia”

  1. adorra Says:

    never been a supporter/fan/or rather trusted NUH. Kinda had the same issue with my late aunt. Sigh. 😦

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