Man goes into hospital for botox procedure and ends up circumcised in NHS blunder

A PENSIONER went to hospital for Botox injections to his bladder – and ended up circumcised in a NHS blunder.

Terry Brazier, 70, has now been handed £20,000 compensation after Leicester Royal Infirmary mixed up his notes.

Terry Brazier was given a circumcision by mistake
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He was due to have a routine op called a cystoscopy – a bladder inspection with a camera -that involved Botox injections being given to the bladder wall.

But he claims he was so distracted chatting to nurses he didn’t realise he was getting a different procedure until it was too late.

Instead, surgeons had removed his foreskin after his notes were mixed with a patient due to have a circumcision in 2015.

Terry told the Daily Star: “I went in the surgery for some Botox and they ended up circumcising me.

“They didn’t know what to say when they found out they’d done it, they said they can’t send me back to the ward and they needed to talk to me.

It was a real surprise

Terry Brazier

“The nurse was at the side of me and we were talking so I didn’t know what was going on.

“It was a real surprise.”

The hospital confirmed they had made a payout and apologised to Terry following the November 2015 procedure.

It was one of eight “never events” at University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trusts last year.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCCG) also revealed in a report a swab was left inside a child after nasal surgery in March.

And in April, another patient also had surgery intended for another man with a similar name, and one person had a hip implant in the wrong side.

Andrew Furlong, Medical Director at University Hospitals of Leicester, said: “We remain deeply and genuinely sorry that this mistake occurred, and I would like to take this opportunity to once again apologise to Mr Brazier.

“We take events like this very seriously and carried out a thorough investigation at the time to ensure that we learnt from this incident and do all we can to avoid it happening again.

“Whilst money can never undo what happened, we hope this payment provides some compensation.”

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