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    This is a heartbreaking story. Hopefully the coroner will get to the bottom of things. Dark cherry: I feel so sorry for the mumma in your story ,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I get confused with private hospitals and emergency. My closest hospital is private, and i have PHI, but I don't know if I actually go there in an emergency?

    Do private hospitals only do certain areas of medicine? You would think a maternity hospital would be equipped to deal with emergency pregnancy issues.
    Private emergency departments aren't covered by your phi unless your admitted and even then I'm not sure they even cover any treatment you'd received in emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobsmamma View Post
    Omg. These are all my locals. I've had 2 at St George public. Sutherland is a very low risk maternity hospital why would they send her there?!? Why not Randwick which is high risk? This poor family Was this recent Big Red?
    Yep, I've had mine at St George as well.

    Why wasn't she taken to Randwick? This is what Sutherland are saying, and trying to blame ambulance.

    This happened Wednesday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    Would earlier surgery have meant she wouldn't have the post operative bleeding or cardiac arrest? Or could it have been the same result even if the private hospital did the c-section?

    I have never really dealt with medical negligence. Is a hospital negligent if they fail to take somebody due to a space issue? I don't know.

    I fail to see how the ambulance would be negligent. They couldn't have administered the care she needed themselves so just had to ferry her from hospital to hospital.

    Awful story anyway.

    Outside of negligence, it highlights the common issue with public hospitals in having to turn people away or keep them waiting in ambulances due to space shortages.
    I think it also highlights how understaffed hospitals are.

    Not sure about the first few questions you asked, I don't know the family personally, but I know the paramedic who transported the patient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think it also highlights how understaffed hospitals are.

    Not sure about the first few questions you asked, I don't know the family personally, but I know the paramedic who transported the patient.
    How awful for the paramedic. Such a heartbreaking situation for everyone. X

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I think it also highlights how understaffed hospitals are.

    Not sure about the first few questions you asked, I don't know the family personally, but I know the paramedic who transported the patient.
    I hope the paramedic is ok. Must be absolutely horrible to be blamed for a situation like this when they were just following orders...

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    this happened to me at 30 weeks, they kept me in for about three days to make sure i was ok, in that time they did US, had an IV thingy in my hand in just incase i needed emergency help. When I was finally allowed home i was told to come straight back if there was a problem. it did happen again & i went in & again this time they said it was fine, i could stay or go whatever i felt most comfortable with.

    It is up to her doctor, if she is with private he will dictate her level of care & how long she stays in for observation.

    I would assume they would let her stay in longer to observe rather than send her home.

    One of the nurses at The Mater in North sydney told me they had to fly a woman to Darwin for surgery because there were no beds & another woman had to get an ambulance to wollongong…..i suppose there is a real shortage in those hospitals that are equipped to deal with emergency c sections prior to 35 weeks.

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    I have seen a few similar situations at the hospitals I work at and sadly it is sometimes just something that was unavoidable. One case was a woman giving birth then there was an emergency with the baby but the hospital and staff were not equipped to deal with it and on top of that there was 2 other emergency cases in Ed and on the ward and only 2 doctors. It doesn't matter if the hospital is private or not it is the level of emergency it is able to deal with. Most citys only have one specialist infant hospital as the equipment and set up is too expensive to have at all hospitals.
    I am surprised tho that the private hospital accepted this woman as a patient being she was high risk of complications. My ob even induced me on a weekday morn so the theatre staff would be there for any problems when I had PP after post natal bleeding during previous preg and I was also told I would be transferred if anything more went wrong and this was determined weeks before delivery.


 

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