“…to screw up the simple procedures that the native born doctors won’t screw up!”:
Gnanmurthy Kugan, the cardiac registrar on duty during the night of June 2, applied the pressure bandage.
Dr Kugan wrapped Mr Gander’s thigh in two extra layers of bandage. When he removed the outer layer he said the colour and temperature returned to normal and pulse returned.
“I have never seen that before,” he said. “I did not use brutal force to tie the bandage.”
The surgeon said he had not checked how much Mr Gander was bleeding after removing the bandage and accepted he should have.
Yeah, it’d probably have been a good idea….
When Mr Gander woke at 7am he was complaining of extreme pain in his thigh and being unable to move his leg, the inquest heard.
However, the specialist registrar Khalid Mujamid, who took over in the morning and was the only doctor in the department to have seen the condition before, said he was unaware that Mr Gander was suffering severe pain, loss of sensation and unable to move his leg, the coroner was told.
‘Unaware’ why? Did no-one tell him of the patient’s symptoms? Or did he not ask?
Consultant cardiac surgeon Uday Trevedi told the court Mr Gander’s case was the first seen in the 18 years the cardiac department had been operating.
But said he no longer used bandages on patients who had veins removed from their legs.
Mr Trevedi said: “I have never come across this complication before.
“Since Mr Gander’s case I have actually stopped bandaging legs. My other colleagues may well still do it but I have taken the view not to.”
A hospital to avoid. Like most of the others.