"I couldn't be more angry and upset"
About: Box Hill Hospital / Emergency Department Box Hill Hospital Emergency Department Box Hill 3128
Posted by velarw67 (as ),
My parent was admitted to Box Hill Hospital (BHH) Emergency Department recently. They had a fall at the nursing home and ended up unconscious, eight stitches above their eye, a broken bone in their neck and a fracture in their spine. I have been told three different versions of what actually happened, which I find alarming.
My parent has Alzheimer's and cannot tell me directly. 16 days later BHH released them back to the very place that caused this injury against my advice and pleading to send them to rehab or another private hospital.
They have just plainly disregarded any of my concerns and sent them back without their spinal brace and no spare inserts for the neck brace.
I have called their helpline and have received no call back. So now my elderly parent has been released from hospital against my wishes with Alzheimer's, broken bone in their neck, fracture in their spine, and delirium. They are not able to get out of bed, or feed themselves. I feel this is an absolute disgrace by a hospital that should know better.
I couldn't be more angry and upset if I tried.