"Pressure area sores"
About: Maroondah Hospital Maroondah Hospital Ringwood East 3135
Posted by Best Practice (as ),
.I am extremely grateful to Maroondah ED / ICU for saving my life. However the Pressure area sore I got on my sacrum in Maroondah ICU (which I spoke about in a previous post) I have just been told (by a Plastic Surgeon at the hospital that I was transferred to) is going to take months to heal, and I will have to buy hundreds of dollars' worth of ongoing nutritional supplies and medical supplies to ensure that the wound doesn’t deteriorate or need surgery. I am so disappointed that something that can and should have been avoided by Basic Nursing Care, will delay my total recovery back by months. How am I supposed to pay for all the things I have been told that I need, that cost a substantial amount? And having to hope that I don’t need to be somewhere for our kids when Hospital in the Home is (hopefully coming to do the dressing daily) due, the 7 days a week needed to dress this wound?
And the cost of the Arginaid Drinks, Protein Shakes, etc, the Dietitian wants me to have to hopefully help the wound heal.
I am also being told that I have to buy special pressure relieving cushions for sitting and bed.
This is a substantial amount to have to come up with, unexpectedly and at the moment I don’t know where or how I am going to be able to source it.
The fact that this could have all been avoided with proper basic nursing care, I find it just upsetting and bewildering that a hospital the size of Maroondah allows this to happen.