"Having to drive to a Perth hospital due to misdiagnosis"
About: Dalwallinu Health Service / Emergency Department Dalwallinu Health Service Emergency Department Dalwallinu 6609
Posted by Millienmilo (as ),
My baby was fussing, not eating, not drinking or sleeping. They had a fever and was crying quite a bit which was unusual for them. I ended up taking my baby to the local hospital at 4pm as I couldn't get into the local doctor. The nurse on call checked him over, looked in ears and throat and asked a lot of questions. The nurse then called thru to the doctor on call that is in Perth. As the doctor couldn't diagnose what was the problem over the camera and the nurse couldn't think of what it would be I was told I needed to drive 3 hours to Perth. As a scared mother, I packed the car and drove to Perth at 7pm. At 10pm I arrived at Joondalup Health Campus and yet again had to wait for a doctor to see us. My baby was then diagnosed at 2am with an double ear and throat infection. We got medication and were discharged. I went and slept at my relative's place and then drove back home in the morning. This 6-hour round trip was very frustrating and unneeded. The nurse on call should have double checked my child or, in my opinion, been trained properly. Very disappointing.