About: Derriford Hospital Derriford Hospital Plymouth PL6 8DH
Posted by 002 (as ),
Routine steroid injection for my brother in his shoulder.
Warned staff before onset that he was allergic to iodine. Previous contact put him in intensive care. Hospital notes confirm allergic to iodine. Unfortunately staff said the information wasn't on his computer notes and it was a small amount and it would be ok.
Crash team were called
Emergency medical team called
Ended up in resuscitation and then accident and emergency
Spent 3 days in hospital
The crash team and emergency medical team were good.
What could be improved is having the correct medical notes which can be life saving.