19 January 2008

My experience in a Government Hospital.

Some time back around one month a go, I slip and fell in my own bath room. That resulted in a crack (fracture) thigh bone that laid me up.
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On the advice of the GP (Dr), who also summonsed a ambulance to my house, I was carted off to a local district hospital, where basically I was x-ray and a splint was attach to my leg and then it was off to the Seberang Jaya Hospital, as this local hospital did not have the specialist to look in to my case.
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At Seberang Jaya Hospital, I was admitted in to the wads, and a (trainee?) Doctor started asking me questions, all types of questions, blood pressure, diabetes etc, as was again send for X ray, after the night, during the Afternoon Rounds another Doctor instructed that my leg be place on a Skin Traction, and again I was send off for treatment, which resulted in the bed I was in was move, down stairs to a treatment for the skin traction, (which in my opinion can be done at the wad.
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The Next day the Specialist arrive, with a entire entourage of around 20 Doctors (Trainee’s ?) which then the Doctor (for the day) in charge of my case have to brief the Specialist, which found fault is basically every thing the Doctor Said. The Specialist then inform the Doctor what to do.
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( As a side note, if I or my fellow managers talk to our workers like that I think most will resign immediately. )
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After 24 hours i was bored stiff, During the 2nd Day, I stated hassling the Specialist to go home or at least transfer back to the Local District Hospital. The Answer, the Local District Hospital do not have the equipment for the Skin Traction. Well that that.
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The 3rd Day, I again spoke to the Specialist and she finally agreed to send me home as i did not need further treatment .
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Well to recap basically 1) For the Money we pay (My Stay with food cost RM50) it is well worth it 2) Main Hospitals are well equip, the smaller one will refer you 3) Service and Nursing Care are adequate
4) Hospitals have no spoons, please bring you own
5) Food serve is basically Malay Food, Thank you

1 comment:

Kopi Soh said...

Yunno i am a saporter of Seberang Jaya Hospital becoz it was absolutely wonderful to my dad, both the doctors and the nurses and the pharmacists all were just excellent, oso i live just across from there nia lar, hehe, dinno they have no spoons tho.
Faster heal ok, then go to teng lang (chinese) sinseh instead of physio if u need to, physio basically not of much use, that's what i found when i broke my arm and ankle :P