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Decision Report 201703963

  • Case ref:
  • Date:
    July 2018
  • Body:
    Highland NHS Board
  • Sector:
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations
  • Subject:
    clinical treatment / diagnosis


Mrs C complained that the care and treatment she received at Raigmore Hospital, in relation to problems with her gallbladder, was unreasonable. She said that on several occasions she attended an out-of-hours GP and the emergency department but her symptoms were not investigated and as a result, when she was diagnosed with cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder), the surgery was complicated and her recovery was difficult.

We took independent advice from a GP, a consultant in emergency medicine, and a surgeon. We found that the care and treatment provided to Mrs C was of a reasonable standard and there was no indication of gallbladder problems at her attendances prior to the diagnosis of cholecystitis. We did not uphold Mrs C's complaint.

Updated: December 2, 2018