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"Trying to discharge a patient from Caboolture Hospital before the doctor declared the patient mentally and physicaly fit to leave hospital"

About: Caboolture Hospital

(as a carer),

When my wife was in Caboolture Hospital late 2012 a community nurse informed me that it had been decided that they were going to send my wife to a transition Care Home. Having spoken to the doctor regarding my wife's health he informed me that he had not completed my wifes treatment and he had not instructed the community nurse to interfer in my wife's case. The following day I was asked to go into an office where I was informed that my wife was to be transfered to a Transition Care Home, there were five people in the room . I felt that all of these allied health people were attempting to tell me what was best for my wife until I informed them that I had spoken to my wife's doctor the previous evening and told my wife was too ill to leave hospital and that the doctor had in fact not completed the treatment.

I think the people in question were not acting on medical advice but refused to inform me of their decision that my wife was fit to leave hospital when it was obvious to me (with no medical experience) that she was not.

I have since learned that had I permitted my wife's transfer to a home that the cost would have apparently been the responsibility of the Federal Government. I feel that my wife's physical and mental health was being put at risk by the Qld Health Dept to apparently save money.

I must add that the treatment my wife was given in Caboolture Hospital and also her care at our home was excellent.

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