"My child's treatment following an accident."
About: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital / Emergency Department Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Emergency Department Nedlands 6009
Posted by Torn ligament (as ),
My child was brought in by ambulance on with a sporting injury. My child's ankle was heard snapping on the field. They were taken for an x-ray where nurse read it and told my child they could go home. My child was in agony. We requested an MRI and were told it was not necessary.
I had to pay to see a GP who referred my child for an MRI. That cost me $325 as I was told they do not bulk bill ankle MRI's. My child has just been informed that they will need surgery as their ligament is totally torn.
Why was this MRI not done in hospital? Why did he receive such poor, or should I say, no care?