"Disappointing to be made to feel judged"
About: Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney 2000
Posted by concerned child (as ),
My brother and I brought our father to the Sydney Eye Hospital Emergency Department. My father who is elderly and does not speak English was attended by a triage nurse. It was very disappointing to be made to feel judged and disrespected by a health worker with the same ethnic background just because my dad doesn't speak English. The nurse has no right to make any personal judgement towards my father as they don't know him. Sydney is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and working in this field, I hate to think how many non English speaking patients were treated with this manner. Both my brother and I hope our story will help reduce the incidents of discrimination towards non English speaking patients.