"Still waiting to be transferred to Monash stroke unit"
Posted by echoqz76 (as ),
I recently had a stroke, transferred to Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department, then sent to short stay. Went home the next day and admitted again on the following morning for another related event in my pharmacy. Readmitted and moved twice in short stay then to ward 5 and same day moved again with a promise to go to Monash stroke unit. I have been sitting in another bed still waiting and now it is the weekend. I have had 4 bed moves this week alone.
My question to the Hospital administration and the Victorian Health Department is, when will I get appropriate stroke treatment in a proper clinical specialist unit?
I love Wonthaggi Hospital staff but this situation is not only clinically dangerous but sends the message to the patient that my stroke is not serious enough. I believe that I have been bumped several times this week.
Is the health system working for the patient or the administration system instead. Does patient priority lie with other stroke patients that reside in Melbourne and stroke patients in regional Victoria get overlooked. My doctors are working hard to arrange a transfer but when I see them in the corridor, I feel they avoid me.