"I spent six days in Angliss Hospital."

About: Angliss Hospital

(as the patient),

I came down with a bad case of Gastroenteritis, was stabilised in Emergency then moved to a medical ward and kept in isolation. Blood samples were analysed, a chest X-ray taken, pills to bring the fever down and a faecal specimen sent to pathology for a culture to identify the exact bacterium responsible. This takes 48 hours. The diagnosis was Campylobacter. They then administered the appropriate treatment, a powerful antibiotic called Cyproxin, one dose intravenously then two days of pills. I was fine by the end.

My hypertension wouldn't respond to the usual medication. Doctors tried various combinations until my blood pressure stabilised.

Finally, Gout (first time! ) was fixed almost over night with pills.

Responses

Response from David Plunkett, Chief Executive, Eastern Health 3 years ago
David Plunkett
Chief Executive,
Eastern Health
Submitted on 27/02/2017 at 17:26
Published on Care Opinion at 17:36


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Dear Fixed

Many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback and tell of your experience at The Angliss Hospital.

It is evident what started out as one issue quickly moved onto others and so I was pleased the staff were able to firstly diagnose and then provide the appropriate treatment for you!

Spending six days in hospital is no-one's idea of a great time, but trust your experience was as positive as possible and you are now well on the way to a full recovery.

Take care fixed and kind regards

David

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