"Death of two family members on the same night"
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital / Emergency Department Fiona Stanley Hospital Emergency Department Murdoch 6150 Royal Perth Hospital / Emergency Department Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department Perth 6000
Posted by Gemini (as ),
My elderly uncle suddenly became unwell. He was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) passed away and unexpectedly and suddenly at FSH. Then approximately 3 hours later his distraught son suddenly passed away at home. Attempts were made to resuscitate him by St John Ambulance and they transported him to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). I arrived at RPH ED to see what was going on, as it was hard to believe what I had been told over the phone by hysterical family members.
I found the ED nursing staff to be sensitive to our needs at this unbelievably sad time. Some of the nurses also became emotional. They went out of their way to make us all comfortable, made us drinks and brought us tissues, water etc. We were left alone to view the body in our own time in a private area.
Thank you nursing staff for your compassion.