"My husbands medication being taken from his own supply to be given to other patients"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Cardiology East Surrey Hospital Cardiology RH1 5RH
Posted by KR7470 (as ),
My husband was recently admitted with heart problems to East Surrey Hospital. We took his own supply of medications that he has paid for into the hospital when he was admitted. During his stay, some of the nurses on his ward repeatedly came to take drugs from his locker apparently to medicate other patients. We believe he wasn't the only patient that this happened to. He was never asked if it was ok and the drugs haven't been replaced.
To top it all, before he was discharged, one of the nurses took my husband's medication box to the pharmacy to supposedly get extra medications for him. The medications came back minus the box, in a carrier bag and also missing 3 boxes of other medications which were in the box that had been prescribed for things other than his heart condition (such as his asthma inhaler).
We found the sister on the ward incredibly rude and dismissive. I am absolutely disgusted at our experience. Taking patients drugs for other patients should not be happening but at least have the courtesy to ask and then replace them. If you take patients property it should be returned, not rummaged through and then discarded.