"Emergency Department experience."
About: Wonthaggi Hospital / Emergency Department Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department Wonthaggi 3995
Posted by Almost gave up (as ),
Was very unwell one night and suffer from a chronic illness that leaves me mostly bedridden. It took all my energy to arrive at the emergency department in a wheelchair and once there I asked 2 nurses if I could lie down as I was so unwell. Both replied no that I should stay in my wheelchair. I even asked if I could lie on the floor as I was so unwell and they weren't going to give me a stretcher. Again I was told to stay in my chair. I had to stay in it for three and a half hours while I waited for the doctor. I was completely distressed and in tears. No nurse came to offer assistance in that time and on a few occasions I almost gave up and came home, as I did not have the strength to sit up for that long. To make matters worse they put all other patients that had minor problems before me and they all walked out after seeing the doctor to go home. Whereas I had to be admitted into hospital for a week as I was so sick and should have been seen to as soon as I got there. Bass Coast Health has its priorities around the wrong way and I believe treated me in such an inhumane way that I am so afraid to go back there. I suffer from a chronic illness and severe asthma and it's such a shame that I feel I have to put my life at risk when I am unwell because I am so afraid and scared to go back to the Emergency Department after the way I was treated .