"Treatment of toddler in emergency"
About: Armadale Hospital / Emergency Department Armadale Hospital Emergency Department Armadale 6112
Posted by Toddler Treatment (as ),
My toddler had unfortunately got into my handbag and taken one of my heart tablets. We came into emergency and I was completely happy with how the case was being managed, until my toddler needed a line put in. The staff did not use basic precaution measures and numb all points of possible insertion. They had 3 staff hold my toddler down and proceeded to put an IV line into their hand without numbing it first. My toddler screamed and screamed in pain, shouting out, hurt, hurt to which the doctor replied - well you shouldn't have eaten what you did.
I broke down seeing my child in such pain and the complete lack of compassion or general duty of care or professionalism disgusted me. My child had nightmares that night shouting no, no in their sleep & now a number of days later still telling me their hand hurts. My little one was scared and in very obvious pain and distress. In my opinion, you should not have doctors who clearly seem to have no heart and no compassion tending to children. I am completely gobsmacked by the way my toddler was treated. As far as I'm concerned, it is disgusting and totally uncalled for.