About: Ipswich Hospital Ipswich Hospital Ipswich IP4 5PD
Posted by Pharmacydelay (as ),
I was discharged from the ward at 14. 10 hours today yet had to wait a further 2hrs and 15 minutes to finally receive a prescription from the pharmacy. The pharmacist had been advised of discharge and collected the details of the medication needed at 10. 00hrs this gives an overall time of 6 hours to fulfil a prescription which is an unacceptable amount of time for such a simple task. Whilst it may be down to workload and lack of staffing it is still not what is satisfactory considering the care given by confident nursing staff. Come on Senior Pharmacist, buck up and get more staff, make the staff you have more efficient and pester the highly paid CEO for better funding to ensure that this situation does disappear.
It needs to be pointed out that this is not the first time that pharmacy has delayed my discharge from the hospital which necessitated this complaint.