"This could be a lifesaver!"
Maria De Jesus, from Dagenham, was heavily pregnant when she developed pains in her stomach and was admitted to Queen’s Hospital, Romford.Uh oh…
Today her husband, Adelino De Jesus, 53, described the “litany of errors” which lead to her tragic death less than four weeks later on 11 November 2011.
He said: “She went to hospital with stomach pains and we were told she needed to have her appendix out. She had the operation, and left hospital eight days later, but the pain continued. We wouldn't have ever imagined what they had done.”Well, no. No one could.
Unless they too had experience of the sort of ‘service’ provided by Queens Hospital.
Last week an inquest heard that tests carried out on the removed tissue revealed that it was one of her ovaries, not her appendix, on October 31.And this was only discovered (too late!) by histological tests.
The inquest, at Walthamstow Coroner’s court, also revealed that the initial operation on the mother-of-three was undertaken by two trainee surgeons after senior medical staff had left.Strange. When bosses leave early, usually that’s when everyone gets their personal photocopying done or chats up the ladies in the typing pool for hours. Clearly things are different in the NHS!