"Waiting time for Orthopaedic Surgeon"
About: Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/
Posted by Amea (as ),
I am currently sitting at the Royal Perth Hospital where my sister is awaiting surgery by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. She attended the hospital via the Emergency Department early this month and was admitted to a ward in preparation for her surgery. For 5 consecutive days she was told she was on the 'confirmed' surgery list. A Team member from the operating team then told her to discharge and come back today (a few days later). We have now sat in a waiting area awaiting today's surgery which doesn't look like it's going to happen given the time of day now. Whilst we are aware that critical patients take priority this is now taking far too long given my sister has a broken leg and the plate she had previously inserted from the original surgery 12 months ago has now snapped in half (not to mention they've made her wait in a chair for the last 9 hours with no offer of a bed).