I promised staff at South Coast District Hospital (which is in Victor Harbor South Australia) that I would say how good they were on Facebook –and I did:
Decided to blog this as well.
Picture shows my usual attitude to western medicine.
—At 1600 hours Saturday 14/11 My doctor phoned having received some results from the blood test I had Saturday morning:
He said he was sending me to South Coast Hospital by ambulance:
I was also told that there would not be lights or sirens
but there was—-
After the ambulance staff did their “obs” they treated me like I was having an heart attack –
They were skilled at their job and had a great sense of humour:
Once at the hospital
both the RN, Doctor and EN introduced themselves —
I was impressed by their manner and attitude –
I was treated with respect:
Given all information about what tests were being done and why,
as well as the results.
I believe one of the reasons for this is South Coast is a country hospital.
I worked in a major city hospital in the 1980s
on one occasion I was told off by the charge nurse for spoiling patients.
All I was doing was treating them as people
THANKYOU TO THE DOCTORS, NURSES AND STAFF AT SOUTH COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL