This is soooo sad
I say the private hospy obs for turning her away
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12-04-2012 11:47 #11
12-04-2012 21:12 #12
12-04-2012 21:24 #13
The private hospital knew her case and should have aided a smooth transition to a facility that could deal with her.
12-04-2012 21:44 #14
If the private hospital KNEW she had placenta previa, why did they not transfer her prenatal care to a hospital who was able to care for her in the event of a bleed???? Bleeding is a known risk with placenta previa, so I'm very confused as to why they would continue to care for her when they knew she was at risk of a bleed???
I had a low lying placenta, and was booked into a public hospital. They emphasised to me that if I ever had a bleed that I was to come in immediately.
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13-04-2012 16:17 #15
13-04-2012 16:26 #16Senior Member
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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.
13-04-2012 17:07 #17
Ambos dispatchers work of a computer program that grades the priority of the emergency. They are not given detailed training in medical conditions etc. I think it's would be remiss to place the blame on the dispatcher. This sounds like a giant mess between hospitals and doctors. Sutherland is a low risk Hosp. St George private had a duty of care to this woman and turned her away. St George public is a big hospital..., but full is full. What a tragedy. I don't know who is at fault but my guess is the coroner will determine that. How sad.
13-04-2012 17:08 #18
Sounds like the first hospital is to blame to me. They were the ones that were supposed to organise a safe transition to the other hospital and they didn't.
13-04-2012 17:09 #19
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Do private hospitals only do certain areas of medicine? You would think a maternity hospital would be equipped to deal with emergency pregnancy issues.
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