"Sydney Eye Hospital"
About: Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital Sydney 2000
Posted by Bells (as ),
After three weeks of hospital care my spouse was discharged from hospital. They had developed bleeding in their eye before leaving and was advised to have the eye checked. The next day we visited the Sydney Eye Hospital's Emergency Dept in the afternoon and were told there would be a four hour wait. Whilst we were waiting four people that had come to the hospital had to leave, for a number of reasons, as the waiting time increased from the predicted four hours.
The medical staff at the hospital were kind and apologetic but it is little comfort when you are in pain and are anxious about damage to your eye. We were told there was one doctor on duty and that one, who was supposed to leave at 5pm, remained for a further two hours. We eventually left the hospital at some time after nearly six hours of waiting.
I could not help but feel concerned about the people that had to give up waiting because other matters in their lives had to take precedence.
A country as fabulously wealthy as Australia can surely afford to adequately staff their hospitals.
What sort of job satisfaction can there be in having people leave the hospital with no help for their condition.