"Missing patient jewellery following an accident."
About: St George Hospital / Emergency Department St George Hospital Emergency Department Kogarah 2217
Posted by sagittariusgr77 (as ),
My wife was taken to emergency at St George Hospital one evening after falling down a staircase.
She was taken away for a scan and I left to return first thing the next morning.
On my return to the ward where she was being cared for I was told that her gold earrings were removed. I guessed this was necessary for the scan. When I asked where the earrings were I was told that they were being held in a safe.
On the day when my wife was being transferred to a nursing home, I asked for the earrings. Two staff in the ward said they knew nothing of the earrings, but would make inquiries. The staff returned and said they had found a report that my wife was not wearing any jewellery when she arrived in casualty.
My wife was wearing a number of pieces of jewellery when she arrived in casualty and at a later visit to another hospital a document headed (Record of Property) was completed and signed showing all the jewellery that she was wearing at that time.
I am most disappointed with the behaviour of the staff attitude to my requests.
Please look into the production of any document showing that my wife was wearing jewellery.