"Same condition, totally different experience at different hospitals."

About: Royal Adelaide Hospital The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

(as a relative),

My husband was taken by ambulance in enormous pain and had to go the QEH as it was the closest to where we lived. He had a kidney stone. The nurses seemed to be unable to get any blood from him which I think resulted in his arm being extremely bruised. He was in so much pain they gave him a suppository but told him to insert it himself in an open environment where other patients were also being attended to. He was left in a bed and no one came to see him from that point on. I felt it was truly like a third world country hospital with, what I would consider, third world doctors and nurses. He was sent home 7.00am the next morning. Nurses and doctor rating for that visit -10/10. There were people in beds in the waiting room with drips on, there was a young lad in a bed near the automatic doors which kept on opening and shutting. Staff appeared to not want to talk to anyone. I felt it was an absolutely disgusting place to have to go to.

By 4.00pm that afternoon I took him to Royal Adelaide. They took him straight in, did x-rays, explained about the kidney stone and gave him medication to control the pain. Nurses and doctor rating for that visit 10/10. Keep up the good work RAH. Your staff are exceptional.

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