Forceps Left in Woman After Routine Operation

It has been reported in the National Press that a patient was left in horrendous pain after 7 inch forceps were left inside her, after undergoing routine surgery to remove her gallbladder, at the Alexandra Hospital.

 Ms Bowett, who is a nurse, underwent a MRI scan before the 7 inch instrument was revealed by an x-ray. 

 In a statement the Chief Executive of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, John Rostill said “we would like to apologise unreservedly to Ms Bowett for any pain or distress she has suffered”. 

 The Trust also indicated that it has taken a number of steps to improve safety standards since the incident. 

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