About: Albany Health Campus / Surgical Ward Albany Health Campus Surgical Ward Albany 6330
Posted by mercurymp74 (as ),
Recently, my parent required a hand operation following a work accident. They were very pleased with the care that was provided. They were able to receive the surgery less than 24 hrs after they first presented to another health service, who referred them on to Albany.
Following the surgery, there was no follow-up appointment discussed or booked. My parent followed routine aftercare. As the week went on their hand was becoming itchy and uncomfortable, I believe what my parent thought was part of the healing process.
Over a week later, my parent found out where to book a follow-up appointment. At this appointment, it was discovered that a drip (IVC) was left in my parent's hand that had been operated on. There was redness and slight swelling, I believe signs the site was becoming infected.
Fortunately, my parent is fit and healthy and dodged a potentially fatal bullet.