Discovering that staff at Croydon University Hospital was failing to provide even basic safety measures, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has filed a case against the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, a recent report has revealed.
An inspection that was carried out by the CQC in the month of June has found that the errors that happened were actually those, which can never be expected. It was noticed by the researchers that a number of these mistakes were made in a period of 18 months and four patients of all had face major injuries.
The newer events that were seen are those, as per the findings, which can be easily avoided though. But, if occur, can cause serious harms to patients.
The group said that the hospital had left two patients who had received a cataract surgery to get the wrong lens. The two cases were however being tried to be hid by the hospital, but a spokesperson for the health center only informed that swabs were forgotten inside patients.
One was found to have the same in his knee, while the other was carrying a swab inside him, which was left there during stitching. Nonetheless, “Every patient was informed of the mistake, offered a full apology and the appropriate corrective action taken”, according to the trust.
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