"Surgery for my husband"
About: Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/
Posted by Wife (as ),
The surgery itself went very well, however I was concerned that no-one had informed the family that a family member had to be with the patient before he went into surgery. I live 3700 km away from Perth so need considerable notice to get to Perth, and although I have an adult child in Perth my child is working full-time and again needs notice to organise time off. As a result of this lack of communication my husband's surgery we postponed from early in the morning till late in the afternoon, when my child's spouse kindly offered to wait with my husband. It was only good luck that meant the surgery wasn't delayed even more, and I was quite upset at the total lack of communication between the relevant staff and either myself or my child. They did have our phone numbers, so there was no excuse. My husband is in a nursing home as a result of an accident and resulting infection.
The actual medical service provided was excellent.