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A few years ago my daughter hurt her neck and head on a trampoline. She started to experience headaches so went to Noarlunga a&e at 5.30 on a Sunday night. Spoke to the triage nurse who never even looked at her, but took our details. It wasnt overly busy...but a steady stream. Folk came and went..her headache got worse. By 10.45 she was dizzy and feeling sick. The triage nurse refused to see her and gave me 2 paraeceutamol to give to her. By 11.30 the department was nearly empty and we were still waiting...at this point hubby lost his cool and said it was unacceptable..achild with a head injury feeling sick and dizzy shouldn't have to wait 6 hours to see a doctor!!!! She got to see the doctor...who on examining her touch a certain part of her neck and within 30 seconds she was being wheeled down to x-ray with a suspected broken neck!!!!! Glad to say..it wasn't..BUT I will never ever go there again with my kids!!!! Give me Flinders any day!!!!! The staff on the front desk that night were useless.
Thanks guys for your comments.I didnt realise it didnt have a paedeatric dept,so perhaps the Womens and childrens might be more appropriate .Hubby has gone in the past and been out pretty quick,so we were just a bit surprised.
I am not in any way criticising the staff just wanted to establish if this kind of wait is the norm as we would go better prepared next time.My daughter has been quite ill for the last few weeks with other issues and its just such a long wait for a child who is ill and tired.
Hope she is feeling better today x
If u r at all concerned with your childs health be assured Noarlunga will help you! X
Last edited by the fishers; 09-09-2011 at 11:27 AM.
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