- Case ref:201605172
- Date:April 2017
- Body:A Medical Practice in the Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board area
- Subject:clinical treatment / diagnosis
- Outcome:Not upheld, no recommendations
Mrs C complained to us that the medical practice failed to provide her mother (Mrs A) with appropriate clinical treatment for her reported symptoms. Mrs C said that by the time Mrs A had been referred to hospital, she was found to have severe sepsis (blood infection). Mrs C said the GPs did not examine Mrs A fully and failed to admit her to hospital sooner.
We obtained independent GP advice. We found that the GPs who visited Mrs A had on a number of occasions said to Mrs A that her blood tests and presentation were concerning and that hospital admission or further investigation was advised. However, we found that Mrs A declined the offer of a hospital admission on three occasions.
Updated: April 26, 2017