"Hb mix up!"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
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My father is currently on ward 8a north and I have to say some of the staff seem a bit dippy!
My father came onto the ward with gastrointestinal bleeding. On thursday his haemaglobin had gone down to 78% and he was told he would have 2 units of blood. He had one unit then went down to radiology for a procedure. Thursday night and Friday, although he was pale and out of breath, they didn't give him the rest of the blood, my father asked to see a doctor on Friday evening, only to be told one wasn't available. Come Saturday morning, still no blood given to him and he was told his Hb was 110%! This seemed impossible. Then they took anther blood sample and low and behold it was only 89%. So whose blood was test result had they given to my father? I hear that he will now be given 3 units of blood tonight, and he'd better get them. My mother is phoning him later tonight to make sure he gets it.