"ED Mt Gambier Doctor"
About: Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service Mount Gambier 5290
Posted by Desperately needed help (as ),
After days of finding it increasingly difficult to manage a chronic pain condition, I was at my wits end, anxious and desperate for help. It took me hours to summon up the courage to present to the hospital for someone to help me. Yes, I had also self-harmed.
After the standard couple of hours wait where I became more anxious, I was taken through by an excellent nurse who gathered the info. she needed. I could hear the staff arguing at handover (it was obviously a stressful night for them) and a doctor came into my cubicle. Amongst other things - he told me that this was an ED, not a Crisis Centre and their job was to patch people up and send them home; what did I want from him? Naturally I was very upset and refused to speak to him further until I had my nurse in the room. Essentially in the end, he gave me 2 Temazepam and sent me home in the middle of the night (without checking to see if I was driving myself). I felt he was so rude and abrupt that I didn't trust him to treat my physical wounds which the nurse took care of for me. Never will I go there again.