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About: Geraldton Hospital

(as a service user),

My partner had a slight stroke. We live in a caravan park, and have done for many years. We went through the Geraldton Regional Hospital, and were there for several days. My partner went through the 'Queens' clinic. People were sent from the hospital to see our living area, and have advised the stairs leading into our home are not safe enough and require alterations. 

They provided me with a number for an installer who could alter the stairs, but I'm expected to pay for this expensive alteration on a pension. I do not know what my options are for assistance paying this, and have not been given any information by staff. I just want to make our home safe for my partner so they don't fall.


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

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Dear raingn49,

Thank you for getting in touch, I was so very sorry to read of your partner's stroke. We would really like an opportunity to see where we can assist you and your partner and to do this we will need you to provide some further details.

We would be very grateful if you could please contact us directly to further discuss the issues you have raised. Jan Howarth, Coordinator Sub-Acute Care can be contacted on 9956 6279 or Jan.Howarth@health.wa.gov.au or alternatively, you can contact myself on 9956 8695 or michele.young@health.wa.gov.au.

Thanks again for taking the time to write. We really value your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Kind regards


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