Reference 2019-152

REF:            2019-152

Subject:        Prescription errors

      

Request:

1a) The total number of prescription errors that have occurred within your hospital between 2010 – present. I would like this information broken down per ward for each year

1b) Of those, how many resulted in patient deaths. I would like this information broken down per ward for each year.

2) How many Prescription errors that occurred within your hospital between the years 2010 – present involved the following drugs. I would like this information broken down per ward by year’

  • insulin
  • opiod/morphine related medication

2b) Of those in question 2, how many prescription errors resulted in the patient’s death. I would like the information per ward by year.

3) The total amount spent by your hospital on the following medication per ward, broken down by year for the following drugs

  • insulin
  • opiod/morphine related medication

4) The unit value of the following drugs ordered by individual wards within your hospital, broken down by year

  • insulin
  • opiod/morphine related medication

 

 

Response:

1a) The total number of prescription errors that have occurred within your hospital between 2010 – present. I would like this information broken down per ward for each year Please find information attached.

Our systems just back to 2013.

1b) Of those, how many resulted in patient deaths. I would like this information broken down per ward for each year. We can confirm that there was one death related incident that involved insulin. This happened back in 2015.
 2) How many Prescription errors that occurred within your hospital between the years 2010 – present involved the following drugs. I would like this information broken down per ward by year’

–  insulin

–  opiod/morphine related medication

Please find information attached.

 Our systems just back to 2013.

 2b) Of those in question 2, how many prescription errors resulted in the patient’s death. I would like the information per ward by year. Please see answer for question 1b.
3) The total amount spent by your hospital on the following medication per ward, broken down by year for the following drugs

–  insulin

–  opiod/morphine related medication

Please find information attached.

 4) The unit value of the following drugs ordered by individual wards within your hospital, broken down by year

– insulin

– opiod/morphine related medication

Refused under section 12 because will take more than 2.5 days to retrieve and collect the information, because this will involve a manual review.