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Ratings for Flinders Private
I was so certain that I was about to die just before I was wheeled into surgery. Never felt so ill in all my life. Told the nurse and anaesthetist how very scared I was. My view was the operation was going to be a waste of time since I was so certain I would die on the operating table. the anaesthetist spoke very quietly and calmly to me and reassured me that I would be OK. thought it so nice that the last words I would hear were calm words. When I finally woke in ICU all was very quiet. looked around and it did not look like h e ll, Then a couple of nurses came and were lovely to me. I was surprised that it was now Thursday. Op was on Tuesday. From then on all the staff were wonderful. Had trouble keeping food down, felt as weak as a kitten. The Doctors and Nurses were lovely. They brought in another specialist when I could not keep food down. Sometimes Dr popped in to see me late in the day in addition to earlier. I was treated wonderfully. And yes I am healed now and not vomiting and can eat normally. Had a lovely room that was flooded with early morning light. this was my first time in Flinders and I thought it was excellent. (previously been in Wakefield (rooms pokey) and Women and Childrens (just ok) and Memorial (horrible)
For a Private Hospital it felt a bit daggy and I’ve been to a few around Adelaide. They initially wheeled me into the wrong operating room- luckily they checked who I was a few times before I actually got a few hours surgery instead of wisdom teeth out. A patient came to very violently in recovery which was shocking and scary for everyone. I was wheeled into a bay next to a cancer patient ward to recover and there was a nurse there who seemed super sick ( flu?) even the other nurses told her she shouldn’t be there! Overall it just seemed a bit unpolished.
5yr olf son had grommets in both ears and tonsils/adenoids out. He was treated like a super star and didnt want to leave. Theatre team were so relaxed and explained everything to me in a calm and clear way, which made me feel more comfortable - and of course my son picked up on this too.
After my last stay we dumped our private health cover! We were so disgusted with all the gaps we had to pay ICU was a $650 gap surgeon $400 anesthetist was $475 plus other gaps for tests from doctors i never even met! On top of all that I had to pay $500 for a shared room! We have had private hospital cover for nearly 30 years paying over $300 a month and rarely ever used it. When i think about the things we went without to pay this huge amount of money i wish i had been disciplined enough to put the $300 plus for 30 years in the bank and paid for treatment when needed - we would be so much better off financially!