I was sent to Canberra Hospital from another hospital due to I needed an animal bite washed out, cleaned and stitched up. The doctors at the other hospital rang through, spoke to the plastics team and I was heading straight across to have it done right away. I arrived at Canberra Hospital around midday, sat in ED till mid-afternoon transferred to Day Surgery Unit to have my operation. I still didn't go in for it as I believe there was an emergency come through which is understandable, and the surgeon came out, went over everything with me and stated I would be first in late in the afternoon. Then another emergency through and the surgeon came back and told me there are 4 of us that need operation tonight, but due to personal reason, I have to get home. So the surgeon stated I would be first in and they would do it under local so I could leave straight afterwards to get home.
An hour and a few minutes later and they come out to start getting us, I pull this nurse up and asked them, would I be going in now as the surgeon said I would be first from the 4 of us as I needed to get home. I felt the nurse rudely stated that I would be last on the list as I was last up there when I stated what I was told. They told me it was too bad and I would go in when they give the paperwork to them, I stated well I need to go home due to.. (my personal reasons), the nurse stated oh well. I asked for my paperwork as I was leaving to go home as I could wait till 10 to 11 at night to have it done. I felt the nurse ripped my line out of my arm and told me to go, no forms or anything for me to sign, nothing. I asked about the leaving before treatment form and they told me to just go.
"Poor treatment by nursing staff"
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