About: Royal Perth Hospital / Renal (Nephrology) & Urology & Endocrine Medicine & Ward 6A/6B/6C Royal Perth Hospital Renal (Nephrology) & Urology & Endocrine Medicine & Ward 6A/6B/6C Perth 6000
Posted by DEADEND (as ),
Have been coming to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) on a regular basis for a very long time. Wards 4A and 4B are most definitely the best nursing staff I have been involved with, along with the whole team in X-ray Theatre.
My second point is how absolutely atrocious I feel the communication between The Urology Department and my GP is. My GP should be sent results from any test, scan or any other procedure I have. Not just a one-page discharge summary that says I had my Nephrostomy tube changed. My GP needs access to films from scans so they can understand the layout of my internal parts. I have had a lot removed. I have blood tests nearly every time I am there and yet my GP has to order their own to find out how my kidney function is. Why do we bother recording who our GP is if they are never getting results etc? I am sick of it! I feel that I am treated like a number by the Urology doctors, I don't blame the doctors on rotation unless I can see that habit developing in them. I know I am an incredibly difficult case, I know there are a lot of issues to be taken into consideration. They don't seem to know or care about the effect it is having on my life, the constant pain, the growing depression that makes me doubt hugely that they are up to the task of helping me. The utter feeling of helplessness and despair because I can't keep living like this I need to know that if I go to my GP and tell them I am hurting somewhere, that they have an understanding of what actually lays beneath my skin in that area. I would very much like to feel like my Urology doctors actually care about me and can stop putting me in the too hard box.