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NUH Phobia November 19, 2009

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

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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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