"Cancelled surgery at the very end of the day"
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital / Day Medicine Procedures, Day Stay & Short Stay Fiona Stanley Hospital Day Medicine Procedures, Day Stay & Short Stay Murdoch 6150 Rockingham General Hospital / Emergency Department Rockingham General Hospital Emergency Department Cooloongup 6168
Posted by waterxq47 (as ),
I had a hand injury on recently and attended the Emergency Department at Rockingham Hospital. The doctor would not stitch up the wound and referred me to the Fiona Stanley hand surgeons.
I was told to be in the transit lounge at 7:00 am on the Monday. It doesn’t open till 8:00 am. I should have been told to attend the Day Surgery Unit. I attended the Day Surgery Unit just after 8:00 am and got admitted. At 4:30 pm my surgery was cancelled due to being short-staffed. By this time I was in the theatre holding bay and had not had any food or water since 9:00 pm the night before. My wound was not bandaged for most of the day.
I now have to go to another hospital to have the surgery. I am not impressed with this situation and am concerned I may get an infection and now the healing process is delayed due to not being stitched up on the day of the injury.