"Loss of patient notes"
Posted by Anonymous
My dad was rushed to A&E on Saturday with kidney problems and pains at 6am and was on the list to be seen by the GP. He was not seen until 8am and only because my Mum queried the list as people arriving after my Dad were being seen. At this time my Dad was doubled over in pain. On talking to the nurse my Mum was told the notes had been misplaced after blood was taken. The GP agreed to see my Dad without the notes which can also be called up on the computer but this was not done.
Too much time was taken and my Dad was in pain because of this error and he was overlooked. My parents are nurses and that is the reason they queried the nurse. Any other person could have been sitting there in pain not knowing whats going on for a lot longer. This is unacceptable a complaint will be made. My Dad was admitted eventually after 13 hours at another hospital and is now being treated.
Very poor show.