"Disrespect for engagement with carers"
About: Graylands Hospital Graylands Hospital Mount Claremont 6010
Posted by Warrior (as ),
My adult child was admitted to Graylands for a two week stint to transition from one medication to another. The new medication can have very serious side affects and requires careful monitoring.
Despite several requests to speak with the doctors, in order to be informed of the medication regime and how to understand the possible side effects, not once did the ward ring me back to arrange a meeting.
I hand delivered a letter addressed to my child's consultant, at the hospital reception, this too received no response.
My child was discharged, back to our care without even a discharge meeting!
I believe Family/Carers remain low on the agenda. It is very, very disheartening but more than that, I believe it shows total disregard for the legislation in place, to improve the lot of families and clinicians, in encouraging better outcomes.