My husband had recently been to JHC for a procedure by a urologist. He was post op 6 days and at home in the country 200+kms away from Perth, when he developed signs of infection. He had rigors, elevated temperature, sweating and was rugged up as he felt cold. I took him to the local Jurien Bay Health Centre whereby the nursing staff did a wonderful job of assisting, assessing and treating him ASAP....Thank you so much.
Triaged accordingly, and the ETS Dr came on the video screen to consult with my husband and I. My husband was administered IV antibiotics, pain relief, another hospital notified and an ambulance arranged. By this stage it was late at night. If there wasn’t an ambulance available, then I was going to drive him to the other hospital. Thankfully the volunteer ambulance officers from Cervantes took the job, as with sepsis it takes hold rapidly and you can die from it. It is unfortunate that Jurien Bay does not have enough volunteer ambulance officers that will cover all call outs night and day. I believe it is a very busy area and I feel it is time the ambos were contracted as employees and paid accordingly.
My husband is extremely grateful to the professional service provided by the Cervantes crew. Thank you. He would have deteriorated significantly if he had to wait till morning for an ambulance!
"Presenting with sepsis"
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