My partner overdosed on prescription drugs and was admitted to Box Hill Hospital. Not once was I contacted directly by the hospital for an update. On three occasions I requested a mental health review and also for an attending doctor to contact me back for an update on condition. No one from the hospital contacted me back.
My partner contacted me two days later to advise me they were being discharged. I proactively sought to see the doctor before collecting my partner as otherwise they would have just been discharged to me with no feedback.
Apparently mental health team did assess my partner and felt they were not suicidal and just escaping reality. What's the difference? They didn't contact me for any input. My partner was discharged to me with no care plan. I hope they don’t do it again this week. Thanks Box Hill Hospital for you level of care.
"Lack of follow-up and feedback at Box Hill Hospital"
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