Incorrect diagnosis put my marriage at risk, says hospital patient

Incorrect diagnosis put my marriage at risk, says hospital patient

Incorrect diagnosis put my marriage at risk, says hospital patient

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A man says his marriage was put under strain when a hospital incorrectly diagnosed him with genital herpes.

Paul Jones, 47, of Kelvedon, claims doctors told him he had a sexually transmitted infection, without performing swab tests.

After his complaint, he was correctly diagnosed with a bacterial infection.

But to make matters worse, Mr Jones says doctors at Colchester General Hospital botched his circumcision, leaving him in constant pain. 

A spokesman for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are sorry and disappointed Mr Jones has some concerns about his care and treatment.

"He has made a formal complaint and we will respond with our findings as soon as we have completed our investigation.”

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