"The high standard of the Meekatharra Hospital"

About: Meekatharra Hospital

(as the patient),

I was in the remote areas around Meekatharra and got an infection in my middle figure on my left hand. I rang and explained what my issue was and it was suggested that it would be a good thing to come into the hospital and have my figure checked out.

When I presented myself into the Meekatharra Hospital the nursing staff inspected my finger and dressed it. The resident doctor, Dr Joseph was notified and I was admitted. My first opinion of Dr Joseph was very positive as he was very easy to talk to and he spoke in basic understanding which made me very relaxed right from the start.

Over the next 6 days, I was given antibiotics intravenously to sort out the infection. During my stay in The Meekatharra Hospital, the friendliness standard and professionalism of the entire staff from the doctor right down to the tea ladies made my stay so relaxing.

In the past, I have spent quite a lot of time in Hospitals around Perth and not having issues with the staff it just wasn't anywhere near the standards of the Meekatharra staff. The meals were varied and absolutely yummy. So to all of the staff, I say thank you for helping me and for being wonderful people. 

Responses

Response from Michele Young, Coordinator Executive Services, Executive Services, WACHS - Midwest

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Dear capellayc65,

It was lovely to read your kind words about the team at the Meekatharra Hospital, thank you so much for taking the time to share with us on Patient Opinion. I was so pleased to read that the care you received on your healthcare journey was positive and reflective of the high quality, professional and person centred care that the Meekatharra Hospital strives to achieve. Your story highlights the calibre of staff we have working in our service and confirms that it certainly does take a team to provide healthcare to our community which is evident from your interactions with our staff from all areas.

Your feedback fills me with pride acknowledging the professionalism and importantly the kindness and compassion of our team and I know they will be extremely pleased to hear that they made a difference to your health care journey and I will ensure your feedback is passed onto to them all.

Thanks again for sharing your story. I hope you have recovered well and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Kind regards

Michele

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