After my first negative experience in the emergency department I hoped I never had to return, but after a fall at home I had possible fractures of foot and wrist. I arrived in the morning and waited until around just after midday for X-rays. In the evening, I was advised to stay in hospital overnight. I found that the staff were lovely this time. As I had not been offered anything to eat or drink, I requested a meal but was I remember being told that this was not possible. All I received was a small plate of sandwiches.
By this time, I was dizzy and had a headache from lack of food. I was taken to the ward at night, more than 12 hours after I arrived. After a sleepless night (I felt there was too much light and noise and nothing to eat) I looked forward to breakfast, but that only consisted of what seemed to me a small packet of rice bubbles and a tiny bread roll that I believe was too hard to bite into.
I was glad to go home to get a decent feed. Next time I go to PHC, I will take my own food. My sibling told me I should have ordered a pizza to be delivered to the door!
"Lack of food"
About: Peel Health Campus / Emergency Department Peel Health Campus Emergency Department Mandurah 6210
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