Posted by Skater (as ),
I broke my leg in 4 places while skateboarding at my cousin's house.
My experience at Maroondah makes me not want to ever go to hospital again! ! My doctor was a bit lousy too and seemed to have no idea what he was doing. I believe my leg almost had to be amputated, in my opinion due to the doctor's lack of patient care and sheer arrogance and unskillfulness.
I had 4 surgeries in the time I had broken my leg. One of my surgeries was at Knox Private, where my mother and myself had no trouble at all. Knox Private is a hospital that I'd like other hospitals to follow. Outstanding medical staff and experienced surgeons who know what they're doing. They did a fantastic job: )
At Maroondah, my experience was completely different. Every nurse that I had seemed to be in a rush and had no time for me, not to mention my surgeries where delayed 1 day in between each one. I waited in a bed for hours at a time, no food for about 10 hours. I lost a lot of weight and felt incredibly unwell for weeks.
The reason why I had extensive surgeries is because my doctor kept putting my leg in the wrong position. It took him 4 tries to put my leg in proper alignment. For 7 months after this dilemma, I had trouble using my leg and had to miss out on playing sports.
I would not wish for any patient to have the same doctor as I did. Every patient deserves quality care. I believe Maroondah failed miserably in that department.
I hope I never receive treatment like this if I get hurt again, nor do I want to end up in the Maroondah ED again! Pity they couldn't render the same care they gave to my dear grandfather who died from a heart attack a number of years ago. I feel very disappointed and wouldn't recommend to anyone seeking professional medical help.