Whilst I feel the care I received during my visit to the ED was adequate (it is a very busy department and I was admitted with a non-threatening fracture), I was given sufficient pain meds to deal with said fracture and made to feel comfortable.
I found the most problematic areas of my stay to be the information I received before being discharged. I did not know what was happening whilst I was there, what was going to happen, the time frame at which it was going to happen. Communication between the surgical and medical departments seemed almost non-existent and, in my opinion, neither department was in a rush to deal with my injury which, due to my age and the delay at which they were going to get to me for surgery, could have, as I understand it, rendered me with a less than suitable outcome for range of motion or life quality.
I found trying to deal with hospital staff after I had been discharged to be just as challenging. I didn't get a confirmation for an outpatient appointment until 6 days after the incident and it was for 11 days after the incident. Well and truly past the optimal time of fixing the injury in my opinion. Overall the experience was disheartening. I will be going in as a private patient in future if I have another accident.
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital / Emergency Department Fiona Stanley Hospital Emergency Department Murdoch 6150
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