"Husband's brush with Cellulitis"
About: Hospital in the Home (Bass Coast Health) Hospital in the Home (Bass Coast Health) Wonthaggi 3995 Wonthaggi Hospital / Emergency Department Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department Wonthaggi 3995
Posted by Phillip Island resident (as ),
He loves gardening and doesn't wear gloves (he does now) and overnight discovered that he had somehow got an infection in his forefinger on the right hand.
As he is a type 2 diabetic, I immediately sourced an appt with a local GP. Intramuscular (IM) Antibiotics were prescribed, but next afternoon was obvious they were not working so I took him back.
The GP called Bass Coast Hospital ED to ask if OK to send hubby there for IV antibiotics - OK, send him across. We were seen in ED and I found the doctors, nurses & staff really helpful, friendly and compassionate. As it turns out, a course of IV antibiotics was needed which would result in either; a stay in hospital or daily trips for treatment or Hospital in the home. Hospital in the home it was.
I cannot say enough good things about this new concept. The nurses were fantastic. They came to our home, administered the IV infusion saving us a lot of time in travel and waiting for treatment in the hospital itself. What a brilliant format for rural patients. Well done Bass Coast Health - keep up the great work.