Glove Left Inside Woman After her Hysterectomy

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Glove Left Inside Woman After her Hysterectomy

A hospital trust has issued an apology after a surgical glove was left inside her after an operation.
Sharon Birks 42 from Wirksworth had a hysterectomy at Royal Derby in November this year.
Following the operation she felt unwell and on November 19 doctors suspected she may have been suffering from an infection.
Mrs Birks then had a bladder scan to check to see if there was anything wrong and was then given antibiotics.
Three days after the operation Mrs Birks found the problem.
After her catheter had been removed she went to the toilet in the hospital and she found a glove.
Mrs Birks told the Derby Telegraph:"I just had this really bad stomach ache and it almost felt like something was wedged in my stomach.
"At first I just thought it was perhaps something to do with my catheter. By Thursday I wasn’t ready to go home and now I’m so glad I didn’t."
Sue James chief executive of Derby Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has issued Mrs Birks an apology and has launched an investigation about the incident.
Mrs James told the Daily Telegraph:"We are extremely sorry for the distress that was caused to Mrs Birks. Clearly this should not have happened and we have launched a detailed investigation.
"A consultant and a senior nurse saw Mrs Birks and her husband whilst they were still at the hospital to apologise in person and to inform them that a full investigation would take place.
"I have also written to Mrs Birks to offer her sincere apologies for the distress and anxiety that such an unpleasant experience must have caused.
"We take patient safety extremely seriously and at the conclusion of this investigation we will want to ensure lessons are learnt."
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