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Kilburn man claims hospital failed to spot cancer despite 14 visits in four months

12:47 16 July 2013

Leslie Clyne claims Northwick Park Hospital failed to spot his cancer (pic credit: Jan Nevill)

Leslie Clyne claims Northwick Park Hospital failed to spot his cancer (pic credit: Jan Nevill)

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Leslie Clyne slammed Northwick Park Hospital after diagnosis was made at St Mary’s Hospital

A hospital failed to spot that a patient had cancer despite him visiting them 14 times in four months with excruciating pain, it has been claimed.

Leslie Clyne, of Priory Park Road, Kilburn, said although he made continuous trips to Northwick Park Hospital (NPH) since February he was only diagnosed with prostate cancer last month at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

He said: “What I went through should never have happened.

“Every time I went to Northwick Park they would just give me lots of antibiotics but never examined me at any great details.

“Thank god I was taken to St Mary’s.”

Mr Clyne said his troubles began when he was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate by doctors at NPH last November.

He said after undergoing an operation he was ‘slung out’ the next day.

“The aftercare I got after didn’t exist,” he said.

“I had to go back at the end of that week because I had a blood clot and when I was discharged a few days later I still didn’t feel right.”

Mr Clyde said he managed to tolerate the discomfort through Christmas and the New Year but by February he was forced to return to the hospital in Watford Road, Sudbury, where doctors failed to spot the cancer 14 times.

After being rushed to St Mary’s Hospital in an ambulance he underwent rigorous tests resulting in the diagnosis.

He is currently undergoing radiotherapy treatment.

He said: “St Mary’s did what Northwick Park should have done.

“I will never step foot in that hospital again. They are not five star, they are zero star.”

Carole Flowers, director of nursing at The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, which managed NHP, said: “We are very sorry if Mr Clyne feels he did not receive the best care, as that was certainly not our intention, nor the intention of any of the staff involved.

“We are saddened that he has not written or spoken to us about this, as it is important that we receive the full details of any situation in which a patient feels our care has fallen below an acceptable standard.

“I have now written to Mr Clyne inviting him to discuss this in detail.

“That way, if there have been any failings in our care, we can make sure they do not happen again.”

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