"Swapped discharge notes"

About: Leighton Hospital

Came home from a very stressful stay at antenatal stay ...was very ill and worried about my baby ... Wasn't kept in the loop at all and had to wait until Monday lunch from Friday night to have a scan .... Finally got discharged today and was sent home with somebody else's discharge notes from her labour ... I'm hoping she hasn't recieved my notes in exchange ..,, poor data protection.

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Response from Leighton Hospital

I am concerned to read you did not experience the level of care which I expect on the Maternity Ward at Leighton Hospital.

I am currently investigating your concerns and would like to discuss this further if you are happy to contact me directly.

Regarding the data protection issue, I have informed the ward staff of your posting and reinforced to all the essential requirement to maintain patient confidentiality at all times. At Leighton, we constantly strive to provide the highest quality care possible. I will therefore continue to monitor standards and confidentiality in the future.

If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01270 273710.

Sara Nightingale

Maternity Ward 23 Manager

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