Archive - October 11, 2015

Patient receives wrong insulin at Wrexham health centre, investigation launched

An investigation has been launched after a patient was administered long-acting insulin instead of short-acting insulin at a health centre in Wrexham.

This potentially fatal error occurred in August 2015, and due to its severity, was reported as a “Never Event” to the Betsi Cadwaladwr University health board (BCUHB).

According to the NHS, a “Never Event”, which can cause harm or death to a patient, is a “serious and largely preventable incident that should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented by healthcare providers”.

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