"Was Wagga Base Hospital diagnosis a shocking mistake?"

About: Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital

(as a relative),

A man aged 59 was presented to Wagga Base Hospital complaining of headache, pain in neck, persistent nausea, vomiting, dizziness, inability to stand, and confusion.

After 5 hours was sent home. Hospital diagnosed "muscular spasms" gave script for panadenine forte. Two days later was sent to hospital by ambulance suffering same symptoms (although had worsened) sent home again. Next day family members took him again. Was assessed by a doctor in emergency who swore at patient, and seemed to accuse him of "f@$! ? ing around! ! ! ...diagnosed after overnight stay with metastatic cancer of liver lungs and brain. Died next day.....absolutely shocking!

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Responses

Response from Patient Opinion Australia

This response has been posted by Patient Opinion on behalf of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) takes all patient complaints extremely seriously and is investigating the concerns raised. We encourage patients, their families or carers to contact us to enable us to directly respond to their concerns via the MLHD feedback website feedback@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au, in writing to The Chief Executive, Locked Bag 10 Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 or the MLHD Complaints telephone line: 1800 011 824. All concerns raised are treated in confidence, investigated thoroughly and feedback is provided on outcomes and actions taken to improve patient care.

Regards,

Sally Druitt

Public Affairs Manager | CE Office

63-65 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650

Tel. (02) 6933 9181 | Fax. (02) 6933 9188 | Mob. 0412 324 122 | Email. Sally.Druitt@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au

http://www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

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