About: Royal Perth Hospital / Emergency Department Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department Perth 6000
Posted by emptysea (as ),
My spouse was admitted via Ambulance following a fall when out walking. They had dislocated their shoulder. They were treated within 3 hours of the incident and their care was thorough and respectful. I was involved in clinical conversations and decision making.
We both felt respected and cared for by dedicated medical and nursing staff.
My spouse was kept in overnight and referred to a specialist and subsequently had surgery 4 days later to replace the shoulder joint.
My only negative comment about the care we received was that there seemed to be little evidence of handwashing and COVID precautions at the hospital. Especially noted at the time and reinforced when my spouse then spent 3 days in a private hospital where I believe it was given a high priority.