Gleneagles Hospital responds to medication error incident

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Gleneagles Hospital

28th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) Gleneagles Hospital has responded to a medical incident that occurred earlier this month, which involved a nurse administering the wrong medication to a patient. The incident was confirmed by the hospital today (28th) in a statement to local media.

The patient had visited the hospital on the 1st of this month for treatment and was prescribed medication by a doctor. However, due to an error made by a nurse, the patient was given the wrong medication via intravenous injection. The doctor who was present at the time quickly noticed the mistake and immediately conducted checks on the patient, who was closely monitored afterwards.

The hospital has stated that the patient’s condition has since stabilised, and the patient was able to leave the hospital. The nurse involved in the incident has resigned for personal reasons.

According to the hospital’s statement, the incident was reported to the Department of Health within 24 hours of its occurrence. The hospital has also apologised to the patient and provided an explanation of the incident. The hospital emphasised that it takes incidents like these very seriously and has reviewed its procedures and training to ensure the safety and quality of its nursing services.

The hospital has also stated that it is committed to providing the best possible care for its patients and will continue to improve its services to prevent incidents like this from happening again. The hospital’s response to the incident shows its commitment to transparency and accountability in providing high-quality healthcare to the community.