"Management of Significant Adverse Event Reviews"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Crosshouse Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics KA2 0BE
Posted by Broken Hearted (as ),
My motheer was admitted to Crosshouse Hospital via A&E in May 2016, she fractured her hip and her wrist, she was put down for emergency surgery that night or following morning, she was then admitted to a ward.
The surgery did not go ahead that night, it was planned in for the following 2 day days and again cancelled on every occasion. Mum was given morphine to manage her pain, she was finally taken to Theatre a few days later and the family were called to say that mum had died unexpectedly in Theatre.
as you can imagine we were in shock, as NHS Ayrshire & Arran have a procedure called Management of Significant Adverse Event and Reviews and as mums death was in Theatre, under Anaesthetic and unexpected then a Datix and SAER should have been completed.
On contacting NHS Ayrshire & Arran to ask when we as a family would be consulted on this, it would appear that this procedure has not been carried out, I can't ascertain this for certain but have been informed that it doesnt look like one has been done.