"Continuity of medication from home to hospital"

About: Leighton Hospital

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My husband was taken into the A&E by the Ambulance service on 04th April, I took a list of his medication. The dr looked at the list and I said that I would take the medication which may not have available at the hospital as my husband was kept in over night.

I went to the hospital the next day 05th April at 08:05am and asked the staff if he had been given the medication, I was advised that the staff didn't know what medication he was on, and I gave him the medication i had brought in.

The A&E trauma team did know what medication he was on but didn't seem to have commicated to ward 3.

The Dr faxed out GP for a list of his medication.

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Response from Leighton Hospital

I am so sorry about this lack of communication. We work closely between A&E and Ward 3 (our assessment unit) and now have an electronic handover system which will ensure this does not happen again. I will discuss your comments with the teams. If you wish to discuss your concerns further, please contact the customer care team on 01270 278098 as they will be pleased to assist. Alex Pinches, Lead Nurse, Emergency Care Division.

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