About: Central Gippsland Health Central Gippsland Health Sale 3850 http://www.cghs.com.au
Posted by MelbournianJKT (as ),
We were visiting from Melbourne when my toddler suffered from what I suspected was a dislocated elbow/arm. Presenting at the hospital on Sale at roughly 10:30 pm we spoke to triage who told us they could not feel a dislocation and we just needed to give my toddler panadol and see how my child goes for 24 hours. Thankfully the triage nurse supplied us with some panadol because we didn't have any and there was obviously nothing open. After a very painful night for my child, lots of tears and a plan to head home in the morning to go to our local hospital in Melbourne, we were dressing my toddler trying to get the extremely painful arm into a t-shirt (that my child screamed if we even touched it) when it quickly popped back into place. Having gone thru this before, we know the sound of it going back into place and it was quite obvious. So my toddler spent a night in excruciating pain even after having 4 hourly panadol because a triage nurse (?) made a call that I am now questioning if they were even qualified to make. I'm absolutely disgusted and will be taking this further until we receive an apology from the medical 'professional' that gave us some horrible advice. Examining a child for 90 seconds (that is screaming in pain saying it hurts) and sending them on their way with panadol is not good enough.