"My husband was discharged too early from Bendigo Hospital with pneumonia."

About: Bendigo Hospital

(as a carer),

My 51 year old husband who is a fit strong man was rushed to Bendigo Base Hospital by ambulance in a collapsed state. In casualty he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was in casualty for 12 hrs until a bed became available in a ward which was at about 5.00am. I saw him at 8.00am where attempts had been made to obtain bloods but my understanding was that his veins had collapsed. Eventually blood was taken. At about 10.00am a person who I believed to be an administrator saw him, said what is he doing here we need that bed and discharged him. I felt that he was not allowed to get dressed in the ward. He was wheeled by a volunteer to a departure area where he was forced to get dressed in public toilets. The lovely volunteer assisted in getting his medication and helped him into my car for the 45 minute trip him. He was very ill for the first week and I had to call another ambulance. He was off work for approximately five weeks.

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