"Still waiting for a diagnosis."
About: Bunbury Hospital / Emergency Department Bunbury Hospital Emergency Department Bunbury 6230
Posted by dragonfira01 (as ),
I've been dealing with the hospital emergency department several times over the past 6 - 8 weeks regarding an extremely sore arm with limited movement in it. Each time I've been seen it appears the staff are unable to make a clear diagnosis. They performed an X-ray and a CT Scan and told me all is good and said it appears to be a rotator cuff injury. Weeks and weeks later my arm is getting worse and I was told if it does not improve over the next week to then come back for an MRI scan to be conducted.
Well 8 days later I return as my arm was getting worse and was told by the fast track section doctor that his boss said no MRI scan is to be conducted as there is a huge backlog of MRI scan needing to be done and that the hospital is now only conducting them in life threatening emergencies only. Hospital keeps offering me opioids for pain and sending me away with a sling. They can't even confirm if it's a rotator cuff injury or a torn/damaged tendon, instead handing me a letter to give to a GP requesting GP arrange MRI Scan and ultrasound to be conducted........Not happy with the service at all as no actual confirmed diagnoses and still in severe pain after approx 8 weeks now. I thought hospitals were meant to fix or heal patients... in my opinion, not push opioids and send them on their way with no actual completed or confirmed diagnosis given.