Dr Paul Ciclitira
29th April 2019
I can relate to one other poor review that Professor Ciclitira's nails were dirty. Also, he did not take on board my relative's symptoms. He performed 2 colonoscopies and reported normal result when in fact a bowel cancer was present. When my relative complained of bloating, rectal bleeding, weight loss, loss of appetite and general bowel changes, Prof Ciclitira asked my mother to continue with Iron tablets for her anaemia and put her on antidepressants and did not organise any further scans etc, eg ct or MRI and was dismissive of her symptoms for 5 months. My relatives found him dismissive and rude and he explained he 'had to go as his dinner would burn!'
He 'bites off more than he can chew' and it is very worrying because patient care suffers. Also, Palliative care at both the London Bridge Hospital and The Princess Grace was lacking Palliative Support staff, for which we had received an apology and a small compensation which was actually a further insult as my relative had suffered a lot and as a result of the missed tumour on colonoscopy my relative did not receive early Palliative intervention. NO I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CONSULTANT, HE WORKS AT ABOUT 5 DIFFERENT HOSPITALS AND PATIENT CARE IS SUFFERING. i am severely traumatised by the suffering he has caused my relative and I.