"Misdiagnosed Injury"

About: Armadale Hospital

(as the patient),

Following a workplace injury to my wrist, I attended Armadale Hospital for scans and initial treatment. Unfortunately, the scans taken by Armadale Hospital were of poor quality and my injury was misdiagnosed. As a result of this failure, I received treatment that did not help me to recover and I have had a great deal more time off work than would have been the case with an accurate diagnosis. It has now been over 6 months since this happened and I have finally obtained an accurate diagnosis of my injury that explains the pain and impact on my functional capacity. 

I am upset and angry that Armadale Hospital has caused harm to me by providing an inaccurate diagnosis. If treating medical professionals are unsure about a diagnosis, they should be encouraged to say so and to seek help, not to give inaccurate information to patients who rely on them. 

In my experience, I would avoid Armadale Hospital for scans and treatment, even if I have to travel a bit further to go somewhere else. I think it's worth it in the long run.  

 

Responses

Response from Diane Barr, Executive Director, Armadale Kalamunda Group

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Dear orionym54

Thank you for contacting us and bringing a very important matter to our attention. I am very sorry to hear of your experience and the ongoing challenges you have faced since your initial injury.

I fully acknowledge your anger and understand you must be upset. The situation you describe is indeed very concerning.

Acknowledging the seriousness of what you have described, I would like to follow up personally. I would welcome and appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and hope that you will consider contacting my office on (08) 9391 2101 to arrange an appropriate time for us to discuss this matter.

Thank you again for contacting us, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely

Di Barr

Executive Director

Armadale Kalamunda Group

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