"Midnight visit to Meekatharra Hospital"

About: Meekatharra Hospital / Emergency Department

(as a relative),

Recently, my spouse and I camped near Meekatharra on our way back from Broome towards Perth. My spouse suffered extremely bad stomach cramps/pain during the night, so after trying sleep, walking around, sitting by the fire etc., my spouse asked me to take them to hospital. We got there about just after midnight. 

Just wanted to report that staff were fantastic - two nurses did all the preliminaries, then called the doctor, who came in at a few hours later.  They were all very kind and efficient.

My spouse was kept in overnight for observation, after much needed pain-relief medication. I slept in the van outside the hospital. We were even visited by the local constabulary, who recognised our old van from the journey north some five weeks prior.  

We left the hospital in the late morning, after thorough observations and checking - of course difficult to say why these pains occurred so strongly. The day staff were also very helpful.

Got back to Perth safely!

We were most grateful for the care and attention received at Meekatharra Hospital.


Response from Michele Young, Coordinator Executive Services, Executive Services, WACHS-Midwest 11 months ago
Michele Young
Coordinator Executive Services, Executive Services,
Submitted on 26/06/2019 at 17:36
Published on Care Opinion on 27/06/2019 at 08:51

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Dear kombi,

Thank you for taking the time to share you and your spouse’s experience on Patient Opinion. I was so sorry to read of your spouses illness and so pleased that the team at the Meekatharra Hospital were able to assist in your spouses time of need. I understand how stressful it can be when you are away from home and become unwell and require medical treatment and I was so pleased to read that the care your spouse received was of a high calibre.

The team at the Meekatharra Hospital prides itself on providing high quality, professional and compassionate healthcare, and this was clearly reflected by you and your spouses experience. I will take pride in passing your kind words on to the team.

Thanks again for taking the time to write and I hope that your spouse is well and truly on the mend.

Best wishes


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