"I feel betrayed by the healthcare system."
About: Armadale Hospital / Emergency Department Armadale Hospital Emergency Department Armadale 6112
Posted by apusxr63 (as ),
A couple of years ago:
I feel totally betrayed by the health care system. The ED at the hospital
1. A broken L. Hip = no fracture (xray) = go home. I refused. = come back = being told here is no break. This is what we are going to do: We will fill you full of painkillers; walk you around until you are OK, and then you can go home in a taxi." Me = no, something's wrong, I will not take painkillers, and I will stay here until you find out what it is.
Outcome = I was reluctantly admitted overnight.
Next day. CT Scan revealed a break in the L. Hip. I was transported to Fremantle Hospital and had 3 screws inserted in my L. Hip.
Over a year ago:
I presented with a broken R. Wrist. X-ray = no break. Told to go home. I did so.
A number of days later a CT scan revealed a break in the R. wrist.
I then received appropriate care.
In the last six months:
I felt I was, once again, not believed.
I presented with a fractured vertebrae, lower R. Lumbar + a broken rib + a sprained R. ring finger.
X-ray = no break. Told to go home. I refused. I could not weight bear. Eventually I was reluctantly admitted overnight.
The following day I was discharged against my wishes. I kept stating that I could not weight-bare and something was very wrong with me. Was told the doctors had had a conference and their decision was that I was to be discharged as there was no break and nothing else was wrong with me.
In response to my inability to weigh bear I was told: That's no problem. We will put you in a wheelchair and call a taxi. Wheel you downstairs. Put you in the taxi and they will take you home.
This is what happened.
Some days later a CT scan revealed a break: R. Lumbar vertebrae of the spine.
I did not receive appropriate care for this injury.
Three times I believe the ED Dept of the Armadale Hospital has demonstrated no care towards me and no appropriate response.