"A miscarriage should never be treated like an ingrown toenail!"

About: Kalgoorlie Health Campus

(as the patient),

I was referred to Kalgoorlie Hospital by my GP after it was confirmed I had miscarried and needed surgery. The communication from both my GP and the hospital were poor - at one point I had to ring up the hospital myself to find out when I was scheduled for admission as no one had called to advise - something you really feel like doing after experiencing a loss.

I found the surgeon to be abrupt and didn’t receive any information after my surgery when I was in recovery - just ‘see your GP in 4 weeks’. No feedback about the surgery, what I should do next, things I should look out for, nothing.

I felt like I was basically treated like I was having an ingrown toenail removed. In comparison to treatment I’ve received in Perth for the same, it’s complete night and day.

Responses

Response from Peter Tredinnick, A/Regional Director, Regional Office, WACHS Goldfields

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Hello GreyLuna,

I am sad to hear of your experience, your post is a great concern and I am going to have it looked into it in more detail.

Is it possible for you to contact the Kalgoorlie Hospital, Coordinator of Nursing, Ms. Sue Jennings-Hingston, on 9080 5817 and provide your personal details and further background information?

The Hospital will then formally investigate and examine its practice. We can then provide you with the outcomes.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Kind regards

Peter Tredinnick

A/Regional Director

WACHS Goldfields

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