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"Poor service at Flinders Medical Centre (Adelaide)"

About: Flinders Medical Centre

(as the patient),

I was admitted to the ER at Flinders Medical Centre after suffering an epileptic seizure. After spending a number of hours on a bed in the ER and being examined by a number of doctors I was told I didn’t suffer a seizure because I could walk during the seizure. I would soon be discharged as there was no reason to keep me there.

The next thing I remember is waking up the next day in another ward. I was told I had another seizure and they were keeping me for observation. My back hurt very badly and it was x-rayed. I was told I had a spinal fracture but I was told nothing further about the injury and the x-rays would be sent to my GP for follow up. I also informed them of very bad pain in my shoulder but it seems they refused to look at it and told me I must also follow this up with my GP when I was discharged.

An EEG and MRI were conducted and the results were discussed with me afterwards. I was told by a doctor they could see no signs of my epilepsy (which I have been suffering since childhood).

Upon discharge I asked the nursing staff for my shoes but they could not find them. They spent what seemed over an hour searching and returned to me telling me they could not be found.

I was given zero follow up appointments or information regarding what had happened and was basically sent home with what I felt was NO information.

I went to my GP a week later and told her information was sent to her by the hospital and I was interested in my back xray results. She told me the hospital sent nothing to her but a brief summary of my stay and that she could not help me.

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