"Communication regarding newborn baby"
Posted by delphinussg59 (as ),
My adult child delivered a beautiful newborn baby in at the Albany Health Campus last week. The staff in the maternity ward were amazing. Very kind and helpful. However when the time came for them to return home, which is quite a distance from Albany. On the Friday, the nursing staff wanted baby weighed on the Sunday to be sure the baby was feeding and gaining weight. The nurses attempted to find out if the baby could be weighed on the Sunday at the Bremer Bay Health Centre but where advised there was only a nurse on call. Emergencies only.
So they had to drive back to Albany on the Sunday morning to have baby weighed, which they did without hesitation. It was very disappointing when when mid Sunday morning someone asked on social media if there was a nurse in Jerramungup to be answered no, but Bremer Bay has a clinic between 1-3 pm. Communication between the regional Health Campus and isolated health centres is very poor. This little family travelled a round trip of 360 km, however, had the nurses been able to communicate with the local nurse on the Friday they only need to go to the health centre in Bremer Bay at 1 pm.