11th November 2017
NHS England Cheshire and Merseyside has warned of potentially fatal consequences to anybody who incorrectly takes them.
NHS England Cheshire and Merseyside has issued a strong warning, after the theft was reported from Nuffield Health Grosvenor Hospital on Wrexham Road, Chester sometime between 8pm on November 7 and 7.50am the following morning.
Senior clinicians say consequences of taking these controlled substances can be “fast-acting” and in some cases, can be fatal.
Anybody who comes across them, is asked to take them to the Police or nearest pharmacy while anybody who believes they’ve taken them is asked to, along with the packaging, head to A&E.
The items missing, are as follows:
1) Fentanyl 100mg
2) Morphine 10mg
3) Pethidine 50mg
4) Alfentanyl 1000mcg
5) Remifentanil 2mg
6) Midazolam 1mg
7) Ketamine 50mg.
Dr Devina Halsall, the Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer for NHS England for the local area, said, “These drugs should not be taken under any circumstances.
They are normally only administered under clinical supervision and anyone taking them is putting their health seriously at risk.
“Anyone who thinks they’ve taken any of these drugs should go straight to A&E and take the packaging with them.
“You don’t know how you will react to a particular drug or medicine. Everyone is different and drugs can affect people in different ways.”
Cheshire Police is investigating, and has launched a witness appeal.
DS Nick Henderson said, “I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around these times or anyone with any information to contact me.
“If you are offered prescription drugs illegally I’d urge you to contact police as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should quote incident number 134 of November 8.