About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital / Paediatrics Stoke Mandeville Hospital Paediatrics HP21 8AL
Posted by Lefen (as ),
I forgot to include this in my main story, but I think it is relevant as a separate piece. Whilst undergoing blood tests for extended jaundice on my newborn son, I was told that I would be contacted with the results that evening if there was a problem, if not, we could assume all was ok. We were also told that this would be confirmed in a letter in about 7 days. When the letter arrived, we received the second page of our letter, but the first page of another baby's letter. We were therefore given his date of birth, name, address, hospital & NHS numbers & the circumstances of his birth. We assumed, correctly as it turns out, that all our sons details had been given to the other parent. I know it was just an administrative error, but it could have had serious safeguarding implications.