"Treated well at Kalgoorlie Health Campus"

About: Kalgoorlie Health Campus

(as the patient),

A feel-good story about Kalgoorlie Health Campus/Hospital. Recently I had a simple operation on my fingers. I chose not to have a general anaesthetic (GA). I had a complete nerve block instead, this was accompanied by a local block in my knuckles. Unfortunately this didn’t work and I ended up having a GA but all was good. The op went fine and I went home that night with a dead arm. Still completely normal, though when I woke up the next morning there was no change. So I headed back to ED for answers, which I got really quickly, and a flight on the RFD to another hospital. My experience there wasn’t very positive (read story here).

I would just like to point out my care in Kalgoorlie Hospital was 100 percent. Their diagnosis was correct and their treatment was above and beyond to the fact one of their surgeons rang me from overseas to check on me. My care was 100 and I couldn’t fault a single person, doctor, nurse or pca. Thanks to everyone, I’m well on the way to recovery.


Response from David Bowdidge, Operations Manager, WACHS - Goldfields

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Dear grusjj66,

Thank you for your very positive feedback about Kalgoorlie Hospital and especially your experience of our surgical services and Emergency Department. We can be rightly proud of the work they do, sometimes under very challenging circumstances. It is especially rewarding to hear that you were looked after so personally whilst in our care.

I will pass on your kind words to the staff of surgical services and the Emergency Department. I know they will be pleased to receive your expression of appreciation.

Kind regards

David Bowdidge

Operations Manager Kalgoorlie Hospital

WACHS Goldfields

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