"Incorrect info on discharge letter"
About: St Helier Hospital / General medicine St Helier Hospital General medicine SM5 1AA
Posted by Smileyface (as ),
Oh dear. It pains me to do this again but am not impressed by the treatment my mother in law received in St Helier.
Well, that's not true, the treatment while she was in was satisfactory but having been told she needed IV antibiotics for at least ten days, she was discharged after 6 days. OK, plans change. Never mind the fact that she's still not eating!
Having been discharged four hours after being told she could go home (she had to wait for the pharmacy for all that time), she got home to look at the discharge letter which you are supposed to give to the doctor and it said she'd presented with a problem which was two days old (it has been going on now for six months) and that while she was in she had a blood transfusion (she hadn't), a colonoscopy (she hadn't) and a CT scan (she hadn't).
I seriously questioned whether they had discharged the right person. Her GP is fuming but I'm not sure there is a great deal they can do.
I wonder how long it will be before she is back in hospital with the same issue?