"Sick visitors to hospitals"
About: Angliss Hospital Angliss Hospital Upper Ferntree Gully 3156
Posted by March (as ),
I got the virus/cold going around. I went to ER with pneumonia and collapsed lung.
The visitor to the patient in the bed next to me was coughing that hacking cough. I said you need to go doctor and get antibiotics and please do not come back to the hospital before you are well again. The visitor seemed to get angry and said I am OK and the antibiotics will work for me and I'll not be sick more than a few days. Yeah maybe I said but you are infecting all the nurses and doctors, patients and other visitors. I didn't want my family to visit me as they would have caught that virus/cold again (most had just recovered from it).
It seemed to me that one nurse wanted her sent home but one of the doctors said no one could enforce her to leave the hospital and not return until she was well and not that hacking cough. The hospital will not answer my letter regarding putting a stop to this just telling me it is up to the visitor whether they come to the hospital sick and infecting everyone else!
Not right and needs change. Can someone tell me who has authority to turn sick visitors to a hospital away?