"Nurse as a patient in Geraldton"
About: Dongara Eneabba Mingenew Health Service / Emergency Department Dongara Eneabba Mingenew Health Service Emergency Department Dongara 6525 Geraldton Hospital Geraldton Hospital Geraldton 6530
Posted by Obstructed nurse (as ),
I had previously had a small bowel obstruction and knew what signs to look for, so when after a night shift I had severe bloating and burping the same cup of coffee from 13 hours before, I went to my small health centre. The staff there Jo and Mieke, were excellent and very open-minded, listening to my vague description and history. I was given some fluids and medications before going to the Geraldton Regional Hospital to present to the ED there, where I also work.
Not surprisingly, I got some strange looks from my colleagues but I felt they were all very respectful and provided me with the same care, dignity and privacy as any other patient. I went for scans and my suspicions were confirmed, so I was then transferred to the ward.
All of the staff from clerical, patient services, medical imaging, nursing and medical were professional throughout and could not be more helpful. Unfortunately due to spending 3 days nil by mouth to rest my intestines, I am unable to comment on the food provided by the hospital, but what my roommates were given smelled great.
A huge thank you to all staff involved in my care.