About: Bunbury Hospital / Emergency Department Bunbury Hospital Emergency Department Bunbury 6230
Posted by phaseky78 (as ),
I have reoccurring cellulitis infections in my knees and ankles. I believe Bunbury hospital is now sick of seeing me, referrals to numerous specialists no help.
Presented to Bunbury ED several days into the infection (in my opinion, if I present earlier, even though in excruciating pain, the staff will utterly deny clear visible signs of infection).
Presented in excruciating pain with a red leg three times its normal size. Was advised by the triage clinician that I would be waiting for hours.
As the hours passed the waiting room emptied. But then after several people presenting and waiting short periods and going through, it starts to frustrate me. I find it hard to believe that every person before and especially after me was more urgent.
If I dare try to query as to how much longer or why I'm waiting in tears and agony, I feel I am repetitively interrupted with the response that I don't know what other people's issues are. I feel this is said in a very assertive aggressive way.
With this kind of treatment and being in agony, I left the hospital (my last few visits are almost identical).
I was able to get oral antibiotics from a GP phone consult. It's now day 14, still in excruciating pain, the swelling has reduced but still can't walk. Just hoping the infection doesn't get into my blood as I believe I'll have to drive to Perth.