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"ER and hospital stay at the Royal Adelaide Hospital"

About: Royal Adelaide Hospital / Emergency Department

(as the patient),

I had a fall from a horse in Dec, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with a compound fracture of the tib and fib in my left leg. Ambulance service was fantastic!! The ER doctors and nurses I saw were also fantastic and looked after me extremely well. I had 2 Operations and I have an external Fixator on my leg.

My bad experiences started with the nursing care in the ward. It was a terrible experience for me. I spent 10 days in hospital. In my opinion, the nurses I saw were very unclean, I never got offered a wash or even a chance to be able to clean my teeth. Ended up with infections where the drip was attached 3 times. One nurse in particular was just plain nasty to me. Also in the middle of the night, one nurse changed my IV bag, then came running back in about 20 min later and told me she was sorry, she had hooked up the wrong bag to me. I had to ask them over and over again to clean the pin sites, they just kept saying in a minute, which ended up turning into several hours. I have so many complaints about the nurses.

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