"Four days waiting for surgery that wasn't coming"
About: Maroondah Hospital Maroondah Hospital Ringwood East 3135
Posted by horrified (as ),
I was transported from Angliss Hospital for urgent surgery on my hand and ring finger, 2 broken bones, 1 dislocated knuckle, severed flexor tendons, laceration to the bones on finger, spent 4 days waiting at Maroondah Hospital on fasting 20 hours a day each day (3 meals...1 medium plate half full, 1 small jelly, 1 cup of tea in 4 days . I'm a 6, 4 120kg tradesman) every day they would tell me I'm booked in first thing in the morn. Its important to reattach the tendons asap (they shrink 2cm over 8-10 days). My girlfriend left her dying mothers side to come down (4 hours travel) to be with me during the op and take me back up there. By the 3rd day she was breaking down crying because her mum could pass at any minute and she's being lied to every day. That was it. I left and am trying to organise to get the op done near her mums and I'm in so much pain with nothing but 4 days on such an important issue. My hopes of being able to still play guitar and piano again with ease are pretty much stuffed. Thanks for making the poor nurses do all the rubbish interaction because of the admins inept choices.