"Several mix ups."
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by Allergy information (as ),
My mother was admitted two weeks ago after a fall. On admission staff were informed that my mother was quite deaf, going blind and was allergic to morphine based medicines. Twenty four hours later a family member was concerned by my mother's shakes and 'fuzzy' thinking and inquired about the medication she was being given for pain. Yes, it was the same hospital that had been told about her allergies and when checked on the top of the form was the allergy information. Without the morphine based medication my mother was alert and not shaking and as such treated quite differently by the staff who had assumed she was suffering from dementia. On leaving the hospital after several mix ups with transport, my mother was lifted onto transport against her wishes and dropped against the stairs cutting both legs enough to bleed profusely, particularly as she takes blood thinners.