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About: Brisbane Northside Emergency Redcliffe Hospital / Emergency Department

(as a parent/guardian),

My son attended Redcliffe Hospital Emergency Dept one Sunday morning unable to urinate! Without any tests he was informed he had an enlarged Prostate and sent home to see his GP in the morning He said had a pain level of 8/10. His pain became worse so I suggested he go to a Private Emergency Dept which thankfully he did! ! ! He was scanned etc and operated on where it was found he had a burst abscess in the Sigmoid Colon 7 inches of bowel was removed and he now has a Colostomy for possibly 6 months. I believe that if he had have waited til the Monday morning we would not have him still. I shall be taking this to the Media etc as it is my opinion that the apparent gross negligence of the doctor at Redcliffe nearly cost my son his life.

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Response from Care Opinion Australia 10 years ago
Submitted on 25/10/2013 at 1:02 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 1:10 PM

This response has been posted by Patient Opinion on behalf of Redcliffe Hospital.

Dear K

We are sorry to hear about your son’s experience at Redcliffe Hospital’s Emergency Department. We would like to apologize for the obvious distress this event has caused your son and your family.

Thank you for contacting us directly with information about your son and his patient details which will now allow us to thoroughly investigate.

Redcliffe Hospital takes all complaints very seriously and with the patient details you have provided we are now able to investigate thoroughly while keeping your son’s identity and medical details in confidence.

We will contact you again as soon as we have all the relevant information on your son’s case.



Senior Public Affairs Officer

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