"Did not involve the patient / relatives in..."
About: Hospital Of St Cross (Rugby) Hospital Of St Cross (Rugby) Rugby CV22 5PX
Posted by Anonymous
What I liked
My father was admitted (via A&E) to Hoskyn Ward on 16/11/11 and discharged from Brich Ward on 25/11/11.
Whilst his care was generrally ok I do have one major concern.
I asked three times during his stay (in front of him with his full permission) if his medicines had been changed since his admission. I was told 'no' each time.
Whilst I cannnot comment on the decision to start him on night sedation on day one of his admission. I do know that this is not recommended in most guidelines and, in fact ,can be associated with falls in the elderly.
I find it inexcusible that he (or his relatives / advocates) were never involved in the decision and incorrectly told that his medicines had not been changed.
What happened to 'no decision about me without me?!
What could be improved
Training and education around shared decision making for medicines.