"Transfer from out of town"
About: Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/
Posted by Frustratedpartner (as ),
Hi my husband is currently still sitting in RPH emergency where he has been since 1. 50pm today, it's now 9. 10pm. He was sent by commercial flight from our home town about 1,500 km away after an injury yesterday. He was told to present at outpatients with his paperwork, was also told to fast as he would be undergoing surgery this afternoon. He went to outpatients, was redirected to plastics and then to emergency. He has been seen at least, but is now waiting for a room. He has missed dinner, been given a sandwich, has to fast again from 12pm and can't get anything delivered as he still doesn't have a room. Nor can he leave the hospital to get his own food. Where is the continuity of care for remote patients with no-one to help in the city?