"My time in the Sub-Acute Ward"

About: Northam Health Service / Sub-Acute Services

(as the patient),

Recently, I somehow hit my head on something very hard and split my head open, I became disoriented and really don’t remember what happened to me or how I did it.

The next 30 or so minutes are a complete blur and it wasn’t until I came around in hospital was I made aware of what happened. I was airlifted to Perth, because of the head trauma, where I went through a barrage of tests to find out what was wrong with me. It turned out I gave myself a bleed to my brain and as soon as I knew I was okay, I started nagging the Drs in the hospital for a transfer to Northam.

After a week, it was granted to my relief and to Northam I went. I was added to the Sub-Acute area, this is where my recovery commenced. The entire team, from the domestics, nurses, Drs and staff, went above far and beyond to rehabilitate my sorry backside. I was put to work almost immediately with Physio, Occupational therapy etc, working out goals for me to work through.

After almost 6 weeks, I was finally allowed to come home and I can’t help but send a call out today and say a huge thank you for everyone associated my rehab. All sessions are done professionally and just a little bit of fun added in.

In all seriousness, I was a basket case and with these guys, I’d still be lying flat on my back. So thank you so much, you got me up and walking and thinking for myself and add a little stubbornness from me.

PS: Not complaining but when cooking meals, in my opinion, a few herbs and spices in your meals will go a long way to making some of them more palatable. 😁😁😁❤️


Response from Trenton Greive, Operations Manager Western Wheatbelt, WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt 2 weeks ago
Trenton Greive
Operations Manager Western Wheatbelt,
WA Country Health Service - Wheatbelt
Submitted on 16/11/2020 at 15:44
Published on Care Opinion at 16:03

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Dear delphinusmh67,

Thank you for your recent posting concerning our new Sub Acute Care unit at Northam Hospital.

I was very heartened and proud to read your positive feedback concerning the entire team who were involved in your care and recovery. It will be a pleasure to pass on your gratitude for the work they have done to aid your recovery. The team has worked very hard to establish this new service and it's fantastic that patients such as yourself can be transferred back to the Wheatbelt to continue their recovery closer to home.

I have noted your comment on adding a little herb and spice to some of the meals. The Kitchen is required to follow strict guidelines on food preparation but we are always happy to receive feedback as to how we may be able to improve and provide information for patients on their dietary needs.

I trust you are well on the road to recovery from your accident.

Best wishes

Trenton Greive

Operations Manager, Western Wheatbelt

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