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Hundreds of patients at risk amid major delays to IV feed supplies (UK AREA)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Hundreds of patients, including children, dependent on intravenous nutrition to keep them alive are experiencing delays in vital deliveries, because of restrictions placed on the manufacturer by the medical devices regulator.

Some people may have to be admitted to hospital, rather than remain at their home, because of the move; while staff have had to hand deliver emergency supplies to vulnerable patients from hospital stocks.

Runcorn-based firm Calea manufactures the feed, known as total parenteral nutrition. It told HSJ the problem was affecting several hundred patients, including children, and would take weeks to resolve. Those affected are mainly living and using the product at home.

Following an inspection by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency earlier this month, the company had restrictions imposed on its production process which significantly slowed it down.

In the past two weeks, it has alerted hospitals and patients that it can no longer guarantee deliveries, with some recipients now reporting having no deliveries and only a small supply of feed left.

 

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