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War hero who survived Dunkirk blames NHS for alleged blunders which resulted in him losing both his legs

A war hero who served in the Second World War and survived Dunkirk has lost both his legs after alleged hospital blunders by the NHS.

Douglas Mainwaring, 93, from Bridgend, first visited his GP complaining of a pain in his left foot in September 2008 and was told it had likely been caused by a verruca. It was treated with a special freezing spray but after the treatment his leg became gangrenous and had to be amputated in October 2012.  His family claim investigations later revealed the original problemwas not a verruca at all, but was caused by a bone left sticking out after Douglas broke his foot during the war. His daughter Yvonne, 62, explained: “The GP sprayed quite a large area of dad’s foot.

“Less than a month later we noticed his foot turning black. We took him to hospital and the first thing the surgeon asked was, ‘When did you have frostbite?’ “After that things just got worse and worse. He was in terrible pain.”

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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/war-hero-who-survived-dunkirk-8894134

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Douglas Mainwaring with daughter Yvonne and wife, Jean

Filed under: Elderly, Hospital, NHS, NHS Blunders,

2 Responses

  1. Abmu never ever apologised to the mainwaring family as they keep reporting to the media . Its about time they manned up and admit to the botched jobs they do to so many vunerable people.not that an apology would be accepted as it wouldnt be from the heart just a word they seem to use often.should hang their heads in shame.what goes round will come round there’s no doubt about that.

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    • Joanna says:

      Thank you Yvonne, just shocking what your dear father went through. I can totally understand how you feel. Take care

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