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Serious hospital errors listed

Hypodermic needle Photo: PA/Paul Seheult

Here are the 24 instances of serious medical errors which have occurred in Welsh hospitals over the last four years. The information was released to the Welsh Liberal Democrats under the Freedom of Information Act.

2009

  • Retained instrument: Pegs left in on fixation plate to wrist (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained swab: (Maelor Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Nasogastric tube misplaced (Singleton Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB)

2010

  • Wrong Site Surgery: Middle finger instead of left ring finger (Morriston Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Right side femoral implant implanted into left leg (Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Right side discetomy instead of left side (Nevill Hall Hospital, Aneurin Bevan Health Board)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Right side craniotomy incision for left side procedure (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Incorrect incision but correct procedure followed (Llandough Hospital, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Hypodermic needle retained (Llandough Hospital, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Swab retained (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Swab retained (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Swab retained (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Silicone tubing retained (Singleton hospital, Swansea, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Nasogastric tube misplaced (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)

2011

  • Wrong Site Surgery: Wrong operation on left eyelid (Royal Gwent Hospital , Aneurin Bevan Health Board)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Right side femoral implant implanted into left leg (Prince Charles Hospital, Cwm Taf Health Board)
  • Wrong Site Surgery: Partial left side thryroidectomy instead of right side (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Plastic tube (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Nasogastric tube misplaced (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Nasogastric tube misplaced (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Nasogastric tube misplaced (Glan Clwyd Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)

2012

  • Retained instrument: Retained swab (Royal Gwent Hospital, Aneurin Bevan Health Board)
  • Retained instrument: Retained swab (Glangwili Hospital, Hywel Dda)
  • Misplaced Naso or Orogastric Tube: Misplaced nasogastric tube (Royal Gwent Hospital, Aneurin Bevan Health Board)