Husband dies of organ failure after waiting four hours in distress and sent home with painkillers by ‘blasé’ doctor, wife claims
- Wife says ‘blasé’ doctor sent home a husband who was dying of organ failure
- Julie and her husband went to the Peel Health Campus with moderate and back pain
- The doctor sent her husband home with painkillers without performing blood tests
- The man died three weeks later in another hospital with an infection in his organs
A grieving woman claims her husband died of an infection three weeks after she was sent home from the hospital with painkillers.
Mandurah resident Julie and her husband went to Peel Health Campus on April 23 when he complained of a high fever and severe back pain.
Julie claims the couple waited four hours in emergencies before a ‘blasé’ doctor brushed it off as back pain ‘.
Three weeks later, on Thursday night, her husband’s livelihood was turned off after he died of organ failure due to an infection.
Julie and her husband, a resident of Mandurah, went to the Peel Health Campus (pictured) on April 23 when he complained of a high fever and severe back pain – he died weeks later
“ They sent him home with some serious, strong painkillers, his advice was that if he doesn’t feel better in six weeks with back pain, see our local GP, ” she told 6PR, 7 News reported.
“Unfortunately it went from bad to worse.”
Julie says that upon arrival at Peel Health, the medical staff did not even take blood tests from her husband, which she said would have shown he had an infection.
She says that after waiting four hours in an emergency, the doctor “ brushed away ” his concerns and did not examine her partner, but gave him painkillers and told him to come back in six weeks if the pain persisted.
Over the next few days, his situation deteriorated significantly to the point where she called an ambulance again and he was admitted to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Julie says medical staff didn’t even take blood tests on her husband when she arrived at Peel Health, which she said would have shown he had an infection.
Just three weeks after they first sought help, Julie’s husband was dead and she wants answers from the clinic that sent him away.
Peel Health Campus CEO Andrew Tome expressed his condolences to the family and offered an invitation to meet Julie when they were ready.
“I understand this will be an incredibly difficult time for them. I would like them to know that when the time is right for them, I would welcome the opportunity to meet Julie and answer any questions about her husband’s concern, ”he said in a statement.
“We are conducting an evaluation and I can assure the family that it will be extraordinarily comprehensive.”