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About: Royal Perth Hospital

(as a relative),

I was visiting the hospital for a check up with my mum who was in a motorbike accident and almost lost her leg. She had a consult with the doctor which lasted about 20 mins and as the doctor was leaving he felt the need to tell me how beautiful I was, but I’m over weight and that I need to loose weight. I need to do more and my family should help me. He said if I tried I could loose 5-10 kgs by the time my mum's next check up was and he wants me to come along next time to check if I've lost weight. He went on to ask my height, weight, what I do etc. I’m someone who is extremely self-conscious, I have anxiety and depression and my weight is always on my mind. I was absolutely gutted and couldn’t even speak I was so upset. This went on for about 10 mins. My heart broke as he left the room and I sat there crying. I've been sitting at home absolutely distraught and not wanting to leave the house, as I feel disgusting after the way he described me and the way it felt that he looked at me with disgust.  


Response from Aresh Anwar, Executive Director, Royal Perth Bentley Group 3 years ago
Aresh Anwar
Executive Director,
Royal Perth Bentley Group

I am a doctor and my job at Royal Perth and Bentley Hospitals is to help co-ordinate all the elements of the hospital to ensure patients get the best clinical outcomes and experience

Submitted on 13/02/2018 at 16:19
Published on Care Opinion at 16:31

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Dear Ewk,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your recent experience at Royal Perth Hospital. I would like to start by unreservedly apologising for the way you were made to feel when you attended an appointment with your mother. This is not how we like our staff to interact with patients or their families and I would like to ask if you would consider contacting my office directly on 9224 2219 so that I can address your concerns.

Kind regards

Dr Aresh Anwar

Executive Director

Royal Perth Bentley Group

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