"Life saved by doctors at Exmouth Hospital"

About: Exmouth Health Service / Emergency Department St John Ambulance WA

(as the patient),

I had a near-fatal dirt bike crash last year and was picked up by a great St John Ambulance crew and a great medical crew at Exmouth Hospital that saved my life and helped me. I was impaled by my dirt bike and shredded my spleen and kidneys in the process. A blood vein collapsed and they ended up cutting the main vein in my leg to give me life-saving blood. I had a broken left hip and a broken left arm and got screws in all of them. I also broke ribs and got a dirt bike to the brain. But I can't say enough about the great crew at Exmouth Hospital and I owe Dr Johannes and Dr Sue my life and the great nurses at this place. I was transferred to Perth for treatment to fix my broken body, but I returned a number of weeks later to thank the great crew.

Responses

Response from Michele Young, Coordinator Executive Services, Executive Services, WACHS - Midwest

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Dear octansje48

Thank you for sharing your story on Patient Opinion, it was wonderful to read your high praise of the care you received. I was sorry to hear of your accident, your journey looks as if it has been a long and difficult one and it is great to hear the health team were able to provide a supportive start. The partnership between health services and health transport providers is such an integral component of rural health care.

Working in healthcare is always a challenge, but hearing a story like yours reminds us all of why we do it. The staff at Exmouth Hospital will be thrilled to hear your feedback. I will take great pleasure in passing your feedback on to the team with a special mention to Dr Johannes and Dr Sue.

Thanks again for taking the time to write, we really value your feedback as it has allowed us an opportunity to reflect on what we do well.

I hope you are continuing on the road to recovery.

Best wishes

Michele

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