"Not being given correct diagnosis at Flinders Medical Centre."

About: Flinders Medical Centre / Emergency Department

(as the patient),

I had severe pain in upper abdominal area. Presented myself to Emergency Dept. only after a suggestion from a Nurse on Health Direct (I was extremely impressed with the service I received and the concern that she expressed whilst speaking with me). The Nurse at Flinders Medical Centre took details, asking me if I still had my gall bladder. The Nurse was then, what I thought, rudely interrupted by an Emergency Dr who did not appear to look at notes that had been taken and asked me to explain all over again. Sent home 2hrs later being diagnosed as having Constipation. Was left to get a prescription from Chemist and some Pain Killers. Had tried to get into GP before I presented myself to Hospital but had to wait 3days. Went to GP and 5days later was in Hospital having my Gall Bladder removed which was extremely inflamed and a very large thickening on the wall. I felt that just because I have Grey Hair and am elderly some think I am are just silly and have Constipation! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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