"Chest infection: I was told the hospital couldn't help me and I was sent home."

About: Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital Royal Perth Hospital (Wellington St Campus) / Emergency Department

(as the patient),

I have a physical disability and recently had a chest infection. My GP had given me antibiotics but I wasn't getting better and ended up being short of breath and not being able to cough anything up, especially at night. My mum took me to Armadale/Kelmscott Memorial Hospital during the early hours but was told they couldn't help me and I was sent home. 24 hours later I was worse, called an ambulance and was admitted to Royal Perth Hospital. They gave me IV antibiotics, saline nebulisers and chest physio twice a day and I stayed 6 nights. What a difference a hospital can make. I will never go back to Armadale again.

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