"Stranded in Geraldton"
About: Geraldton Hospital Geraldton Hospital Geraldton 6530
Posted by Stranded (as ),
Living in Dongara and we have a couple of problems with the health services.
The first is that we don't have a Locum - so we have had 4 days without a GP. We have 3700 people here and we need a locum. Also there is a problem with the video link to Perth. If you go to Emergency, they will contact emergency video link to Perth, and the Perth mob will say they can't see what you have, because they can't see the information on the machine, because the machine faces the patient. So then they say you have to go to Geraldton. Which causes the second problem.
The second problem is a fairly big one. If you get taken to Geraldton via ambulance, then when you are discharged from the hospital, you're virtually stranded in Geraldton. You can't get home. So if you're discharged say at 10 or 11pm there is no way of getting home. The only option you have to get home, is if you can get someone to travel the 74kms both ways to come up and get you. There needs to be a way of getting the patient home, once they've been taken to Geraldton.
Anything you can do to help with these problems would be appreciated.