About: Sale Hospital / Emergency Department Sale Hospital Emergency Department Sale 3850
Posted by Waiting in pain (as ),
Recently I saw my GP and was advised to go to the Emergency Department in Sale as I needed to be placed on a drip for dehydration and for pain management. I had been bleeding from the bowel for days and was losing weight. I arrived to the ED in the early afternoon and was seen by the nurse at which time I gave her the letter from my GP. I was informed to wait in the waiting room and was told I would be next in. There was only one other person in the waiting room. Time went by, more people came in and had been seen and left, I was in pain and still waiting and losing blood. I got up 2 hours after I had arrived and asked the staff to give me my letter back as I was going to get my spouse to take me to Traralgon since they were not seeing me. Yes, I got angry since I was in so much pain. Once I got angry at how I was treated, they immediately took me to the cubical and took blood but I was told I did not need the drip! Why, I do not know, when my GP told me I needed it. I was then sent home with a promise that I would be booked in to have a surgical procedure in 2 weeks. I was given no medication, no information to inform me why I am bleeding and why I am in pain. I paid to see my GP and they instructed me to go to ED, I did not just expect to be seen without first going to my GP unlike so many who use ED as a GP clinic. Very unhappy with the service. It seems to me that CGH has dropped its service.