"Prince Charles Hospital Emergency Department"

About: The Prince Charles Hospital / Emergency Department

(as the patient),

Recently I experienced pain in my side, and, after phoning 13Health, went to Prince Charles Emergency Department late in the night.

They proceeded to do blood tests, urine tests, physical examination, and an abdominal CT scan. I then saw the Doctor talking on the phone, and I overheard her talking about my case, so I tried to eavesdrop as much as I could. Good thing I did, because I was told nothing. About an hour later, I was told by a nurse that I was going to be transferred to the Royal (Brisbane and Women’s Hospital). I told her that I hadn't been told anything. Apparently, they had decided the problem was gynaecological, which would be treated at the Royal.

I really think I should have been kept up to date with everything and that the patient should be told first.

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