"Excellent Care"

About: Morawa Perenjori Health Service / Emergency Department

(as a parent/guardian),

Feeling very lucky my child is in good hands with the team at Morawa Hospital. We are very lucky to have our GP, Dr Adebola, in Morawa. He recognised, treated and had my child on the road to recovery in a very short amount of time. This was not easy as he was against a clock that had started ticking the moment my child had started deteriorating.  This clock I know very well as I have treated sepsis more times than I can remember, but this day it had come to my house for a visit with my child.  Needless to say I was not thinking coherently and was very close to panic.  Dr Adebola recognised this as soon as he saw me and calmly took control. He made me be a parent whilst making me feel involved at the same time. Dr Adebola, RN Jenna & RN Mary really kicked Sepsis out of the ED and sent it scurrying back to wherever it had come from.  I am very grateful for the care the team provide on a daily basis and am honoured to be a part of that team even though on this occasion I had to be a Mum.

Responses

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

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Dear golfpb48

Thank you for taking the time to share you and your child’s experience on Patient Opinion. I was sorry to read about your child, as a mother myself I know how frightening it can be when your child has a serious illness and especially when you are familiar with the course that illness can run. I was so pleased to hear that you had an amazing team to help your child and allow you to be a mum to your little one, and it’s very reassuring that Dr Adebola was able to not only recognise sepsis and treat your child, but also provide you with support as a parent.

As you are aware Sepsis is a major cause of mortality in the paediatric and broader population and can be very challenging to diagnose and manage. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Anyone can develop sepsis, at any time from any type of infection. It can occur even after a minor infection. Sepsis is a medical emergency, like a heart attack or stroke. The patient requires urgent medical attention in a hospital.

WA Country Health Service rolled out a new Sepsis screening and management tool to all emergency departments and inpatient areas in 2017 and our organisation continues focused education sessions to all clinicians to assist in recognising risk factors, signs and symptoms of sepsis. Our team continues to work closely with our consumers around recognising the signs and symptoms of sepsis and empowering them to ask the clinicians “could it be sepsis”. Information is available in our health service public waiting areas and can also be found on our Facebook page My Healthy Midwest along with a range of other important health facts.

World Sepsis Day will be held on the 13 September 2018 which raises awareness of this serious illness – further information can be found here https://www.world-sepsis-day.org/wsd2018/

Thanks again for taking the time to write, I will take great pleasure in passing your kind words on to the team at the Morawa Health Service with a special mention to Dr Adebola, Jenna and Mary.

I hope your child is well on the mend and I wish you both the very best for the future.

Warmest regards

Michele

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