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"Emergency admission for sepsis - Box Hill Hospital"

About: Angliss Community Rehabilitation Centre Box Hill Hospital / Emergency Department Box Hill Hospital / General Medical Box Hill Hospital / Intensive Care Unit

(as the patient),

At the end of a very warm day in late 2020 I experienced extreme shivering and vomiting at home. An ambulance took me to Angliss hospital.   I have little recall of what happened there but I must have been assessed and stabilised before having two COVID tests (which were negative) and then being transferred by ambulance to Box Hill.

The treatment I received throughout was excellent and I am most grateful to all the staff. I had 2-3 days in CSU where, I understand, the main treatment was to overcome the infection and to get my (low) blood pressure up to an acceptable level. I then had about 9 days in a ward before discharge.   Ongoing monitoring was by my GP and I also had a home visit from the Angliss physiotherapist. I was tremendously impressed with all of my treatment throughout. Thank you to all concerned.


Response from Gayle Smith, Executive Director, Quality, Planning and Innovation, Eastern Health last week
Gayle Smith
Executive Director, Quality, Planning and Innovation,
Eastern Health
Submitted on 15/02/2021 at 12:41
Published on Care Opinion at 12:50

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Dear inspirege48,

Thank you for providing the feedback about the care you received at both Angliss and Box Hill hospitals. I am so pleased to hear that you received great care at all points along your stay with us, from your initial assessment, your care in hospital and the follow up you received once you were discharged home. Our staff work so hard to make sure we deliver high-quality care and it is terrific to hear feedback from you, I will make sure to pass it on. I hope that you are now fully recovered.

With best wishes,

Gayle Smith

Executive Director, Quality, Planning and Innovation and Chief Allied Health Officer, Eastern Health

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Update posted by inspirege48 (the patient)

Thank you. In retrospect, I think I said "CSU" when I meant "ICU". Sorry for the error.

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