"Medicine left in open draw"

About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Disgraceful my husband had his medicine left in his bedside locker open over 4 days, there was a great deal of medicine potentially lethal, including class C drug. Anyone could have helped themselves or tampered with medicine appalling. Did not supply sharps container even saying they were fetching one the only place he could put the used needles were in the plastic bag on locker. Nurses seem to do what they like and the many agency staff just stroll around doing nothing.

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Response from Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Dear "patiencounts" Thank you so much for sharing this important feedback with us. Now, unfortunately NHS Choices does not share your contact details with us. So, we would be incredibly grateful if you could contact us direct so that we can look into this further, discuss this with the ward concerned and ensure that action is taken to prevent this happening again - as well as providing a personal apology to your and your husband. Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service can be contacted on 01743 261691 or their office is located near the main ward entrance at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, or you can also contact us direct via our Trust website at http://www.sath.nhs.uk/contact_us.aspx Thanks again for taking the time and trouble to contact us about this.

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