BOWRAL, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS, NSW — Another misdiagnosis upon presentation to Bowral and District Hospital‘s emergency department.
This is the 5th case of patients’ families not being listened to and sending the patient home for them to present again and again. Bowral and District Hospital refused to transfer patients to any major Sydney hospitals. Families had to organise it themselves. Two of the patients died shortly after admission to different Sydney hospitals.
The hospital needs to conduct root cause analysis and see what’s going on. Is it capable of doing so?
Better trained doctors in the ED are required for a start.
Warning to patients: Steer clear of Bowral. Drive to Sydney if you have to.
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