HOSPITAL REFUSES TO GIVE WOMAN A SECOND OPINION ON ILLNESS

first_imgThe Ombudsman has investigated a case where a Donegal woman was refused a second opinion despite confusion over her diagnosis.The woman, who was not identified, was suffering with heart palpitations.She was initially diagnosed as having long QT syndrome – a genetic abnormality which gives rise to the risk of sudden death from vigorous exercise – by a consultant cardiologist at Letterkenny General Hospital in June 2007. But another consultant she was referred to gave a contradictory diagnosis.The woman then wrote to Letterkenny General, seeking an urgent second opinion.However, this wasn’t acted upon and the woman felt she had no option but to arrange a further opinion herself privately. This eventually clarified she did not have the condition.Following the Ombudsman investigation, the HSE apologised and refunded her costs.   HOSPITAL REFUSES TO GIVE WOMAN A SECOND OPINION ON ILLNESS was last modified: September 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:hospitalletterkennyOMBUDSMANlast_img

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