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"After hours service I think saved my life."

About: West Moreton-Oxley Medicare Local

(as the patient),

I had a serious bout of food poisoning and was losing fluid over several days. My son took me to After Hours Clinic as I was worsening. It was found that I was severely dehydrated and that my kidneys were shutting down. Doctor got an ambulance to take me to QEII Hospital whereby they confirmed doctor’s opinion. I sincerely believe that this “After Hours” service saved my life, and saved me from complete kidney failure.

I had 6 bags of fluid into my arm not including drinking 2 litres of fluid. My Kidneys are normal now, and I feel good.

With no “After Hours” service I believe I may have died or had long term kidney treatment at QEII Hospital.

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Response from All Care Inala Medical Centre (after hours) 11 years ago
All Care Inala Medical Centre (after hours)
Submitted on 22/05/2013 at 1:52 PM
Published on Care Opinion on 28/02/2014 at 5:15 PM

Dear food poisoning survivor,

We are sorry to hear of your recent traumatic experience but are delighted to hear of the good outcome that we helped to achieve. We are glad that your son knew of the After Hours Services we provide for the community. We are most grateful to hear that our doctors continue to act promptly and effectively in order to provide our patients with the best care possible, which in this case helped to prevent a detrimental medical outcome.

Thank you for your positive feedback about our After Hours Services as it is encouraging to our staff and doctors.

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