Woman left with bowel ‘hanging out’ more than a year after hernia removal went wrong

Woman, 57, is left with bowel ?hanging out? for more than a year after hernia operation goes wrong Stock pix here: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/woman-left-bowel-hanging-out-3299927 Submitted story * please credit BPM Media Phone: 0161 211 2931 - Sarah Yates Email: bpmmedia@trinitymirror.com By Joseph Locker A woman has been left with her bowel ?hanging out? for more than a year after an operation to remove a hernia went wrong at Nottingham City Hospital. Tracey McConnachie went in for a routine operation at the hospital on June 12 last year, and the problems first began when this was delayed for four days until June 16, 2018. But the 57-year-old?s bowel was ruptured during the operation due to a complication. Mrs McConnachie said she had to be transferred to the Queen?s Medical Centre at the end of June last year after she was left on a ward where ?no-one knew what to do with me?. At the QMC surgeons attempted corrective surgery and she was discharged at the end of 2018 with a wound bag (stoma) bag on. ?I spent six or seven months at the Queen?s Medical Centre and I came home with a big hole in my stomach with my bowel hanging out,? the former chef said. ?It has been a nightmare. I have lost that much weight that no-one recognises me. ?Everything I eat and drink just comes out of me. I cannot go anywhere because it just leaks out of me.? Mrs McConnachie was left in this state until June 20 this year, when she had another operation at the Queen?s Medical Centre in a bid to further correct the damage that had been done. However, this had to be halted after her heart stopped and she was placed into intensive care after being diagnosed with sepsis and pneumonia. ?I went in with one wound bag and came out with three,? she said. ?I do not want anyone else to go through what I did. After my operation on June 20 my husband said I opened my eyes and didn?t even recognise him. ?It turned out I had pneumonia and sepsis. I have got a stoma for my bladder as years ago I had to go in for a hysterectomy. ?I was in my 20s and I lost my bladder after 50-odd operations. Now I?ve got a stoma bag for my bowel. ?I?m so depressed that I?m on antidepressants. I used to be such a bubbly person and now I?ve gone off life. ?I end up sitting up all night because it?s leaking.? Peter McConnachie, who has been married to Tracey for the past 30 years, said he has witnessed her lose ?10 stone in weight?. The couple used to run a pub on the Isle of Wight before Mrs McConnachie became too ill to continue as a chef. ?She is no longer the same person anymore,? he said. ?She cannot walk anywhere. The first sign of anyone looking at her she gets really upset. ?It has really screwed her up mentally. People just stare and they do not know the full picture. It makes her feel useless and worthless. ?But she is my wife and I will stand by her all the way. I have had to ring up to get the medical supplies myself. I shouldn?t have to do that. ?One night she was left on a commode for nine or 10 hours.? ?She?s just been left in this state. She will be having a reversal operation in November and we?re hoping that is right. ?Sixteen months after the original operation she is in a worse position now and everyone is wiping their hands of this incident.? Mrs McConnachie said her current consultant, Dr Abercrombie, had been ?very helpful?, but hopes no-one has to go through what she has ever again. Simon Parsons, divisional director for surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: ?We reiterate our apologies that Mrs McConnachie?s initial surgery was delayed by a day due to other clinically urgent emergency cases. ?Mrs McConnachie?s surgery was very complicated and high risk, with her operation performed by a highly experienced surgical team. ?Regrettably, a recognised complication occurred during surgery (as opposed to something going wrong), which was managed appropriately. ?Mrs McConnachie has since had further surgery performed by one of our senior intestinal failure consultants, with her current situation remaining under review. ?We contacted Mrs McConnachie on Friday to listen to her concerns following our initial written response to her complaint and are sorry to hear of her ongoing problems. ?We have offered to meet with Mrs McConnachie at her convenience, a request we will follow-up again in the next few days.? ENDS - * ** IMPORTANT NOTICE T METRO NEWS AND FEATURES AGENCY 0208-245-2918 Hospital leaves woman?s bowel left hanging out for a year*.1 A woman has been left with her bowel ?hanging out? for more than a year after an operation to remove a hernia went wrong. Tracey McConnachie went in for a routine operation at City Hospital in Nottingham on June 12 last year. But the 57-year-old?s bowel was ruptured during the operation due to a complication. Mrs McConnachie said she had to be transferred to the City?s Queen?s Medical Centre at the end of June last year after she was left on a ward where ?no-one knew what to do with me?. At the QMC surgeons attempted corrective surgery and she was discharged at the end of 2018 with a wound bag (stoma) bag on. ?I spent six or seven months at the Queen?s Medical Centre and I came home with a big hole in my stomach with my bowel hanging out,? the former chef said. ?It has been a nightmare. I have lost that much weight that no-one recognises me. ?Everything I eat and drink just comes out of me. I cannot go anywhere because it just leaks out of me.? Mrs McConnachie was left in this state until June 20 this year, when she had another operation at the Queen?s Medical Centre in a bid to further correct the damage that had been done. However, this had to be halted after her heart stopped and she was placed into intensive care after being diagnosed with sepsis and pneumonia. ?I went in with one wound bag and came out with three,? she said. ?I do not want anyone else to go through what I did. After my operation on June 20 my husband said I opened my eyes and didn?t even recognise him. ?It turned out I had pneumonia and sepsis. I have got a stoma for my bladder as years ago I had to go in for a hysterectomy. ?I was in my 20s and I lost my bladder after 50-odd operations. Now I?ve got a stoma bag for my bowel. ?I?m so depressed that I?m on antidepressants. I used to be such a bubbly person and now I?ve gone off life. ?I end up sitting up all night because it?s leaking.? Peter McConnachie, who has been married to Tracey for the past 30 years, said he has witnessed her lose ?10 stone in weight?. The couple used to run a pub on the Isle of Wight before Mrs McConnachie became too ill to continue as a chef. Nottingham?s Queen?s Medical Centre. (Image: Nottingham Post/Ian Hodgkinson) ?She is no longer the same person anymore,? he said. ?She cannot walk anywhere. The first sign of anyone looking at her she gets really upset. ?It has really screwed her up mentally. People just stare and they do not know the full picture. It makes her feel useless and worthless. ?But she is my wife and I will stand by her all the way. I have had to ring up to get the medical supplies myself. I shouldn?t have to do that. ?One night she was left on a commode for nine or 10 hours.? ?She?s just been left in this state. She will be having a reversal operation in November and we?re hoping that is right. ?Sixteen months after the original operation she is in a worse position now and everyone is wiping their hands of this incident.? Mrs McConnachie said her current consultant, had been ?very helpful?, but hopes no-one has to go through what she has ever again. Simon Parsons, divisional director for surgery at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: ?We reiterate our apologies that Mrs McConnachie?s initial surgery was delayed by a day due to other clinically urgent emergency cases. ?Mrs McConnachie?s surgery was very complicated and high risk, with her operation performed by a highly experienced surgical team. ?Regrettably, a recognised complication occurred during surgery (as opposed to something going wrong), which was managed appropriately. ?Mrs McConnachie has since had further surgery performed by one of our senior intestinal failure consultants, with her current situation remaining under review. ?We contacted Mrs McConnachie on Friday to listen to her concerns following our initial written response to her complaint and are sorry to hear of her ongoing problems. ?We have offered to meet with Mrs McConnachie at her convenience, a request we will follow-up again in the next few days.?
Nottingham City Hospital have apologised for the operation (Picture: BPM Media)

A woman has been left with leaking hole in her stomach more than a year after an operation to remove a hernia.

Tracey McConnachie, 57, spent around seven months in hospital and says hardly anyone recognises her after losing so much weight.

She was sent home with her bowel ‘hanging out’ and says almost everything she eats and drinks leaks out of her.

Tracey went in for a routine operation at Nottingham City Hospital on June 12 last year, which was then delayed by four days.

Her bowel was ruptured during the operation due to a complication and was transferred to the Queen’s Medical Centre at the end of the month for further treatment.

Surgeons attempted corrective surgery before she was discharged at the end of 2018 with a stoma bag.

A woman has been left with her bowel "hanging out" for more than a year after an operation to remove a hernia went wrong at Nottingham City Hospital. Tracey McConnachie went in for a routine operation at the hospital on June 12 last year, and the problems first began when this was delayed for four days until June 16, 2018. Caption: Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre
Tracey spent six or seven months at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham (Picture: BPM Media)

The former chef said: ‘I spent six or seven months at the Queen’s Medical Centre and I came home with a big hole in my stomach with my bowel hanging out.

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‘It has been a nightmare. I have lost that much weight that no one recognises me.

‘Everything I eat and drink just comes out of me. I cannot go anywhere because it just leaks out of me.’

Mrs McConnachie was left in this state until June 20 this year, when she had another operation at the QMC.

But the procedure had to be halted after her heart stopped and she was placed into intensive care after being diagnosed with sepsis and pneumonia.

Tracey already had a stoma for her bladder, which she lost after undergoing around 50 operations for a hysterectomy in her 20s.

Tracey says she has ‘gone off life’, is now on antidepressants and has to sit up all night to stop her stoma from leaking.

Her husband of 30 years Peter McConnachie said he witnessed her lose ’10 stone in weight’.

The couple used to run a pub on the Isle of Wight before Mrs McConnachie became too ill to continue as a chef.

Peter said Tracey ‘cannot walk anywhere’ and is ‘no longer the same person anymore’.

He added: ‘It has really screwed her up mentally. People just stare and they do not know the full picture. It makes her feel useless and worthless.

‘But she is my wife and I will stand by her all the way.’

He said he’s hoping an upcoming reversal operation in November will go ahead without any problems.

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He added: ‘Sixteen months after the original operation she is in a worse position now and everyone is wiping their hands of this incident.’

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Mrs McConnachie added that her current consultant, Dr Abercrombie, had been ‘very helpful’.

Divisional director for surgery at Nottingham University Hospital Simon Parsons said: ‘We reiterate our apologies that Mrs McConnachie’s initial surgery was delayed by a day due to other clinically urgent emergency cases.

‘Mrs McConnachie’s surgery was very complicated and high risk, with her operation performed by a highly experienced surgical team.

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‘Regrettably, a recognised complication occurred during surgery (as opposed to something going wrong), which was managed appropriately.

‘Mrs McConnachie has since had further surgery performed by one of our senior intestinal failure consultants, with her current situation remaining under review.

‘We contacted Mrs McConnachie on Friday to listen to her concerns following our initial written response to her complaint and are sorry to hear of her ongoing problems.’

Tracey has been offered a meeting with McConnachie at her convenience.

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