Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by cherrygal » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:07 pm

Canvas wrote:By the way, is it too late to complain about KKH now after 7months? I was too busy with family that I had forgotten to write in a complain letter. Can I still do it now? I have every detail including the doctors' names.


No harm sending in as long as you have all the details. Perhaps not to get anything in return, but to remind them to up their standards.

BTW, can we request to see consultants and above for dengue cases? Must we see the lowest ranked ones manning the A&E? Most of the silly mistakes and misdiagnoses seem to come from the medical officers...

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by cherrygal » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:16 pm

firefly38 wrote:Mount Alvernia Hospital.. Short waiting time, caring doctors & nurses, reasonable & affordable fees.. Most importantly, the staff serves with their HEARTS.. :hugs:


So if kids younger than 12 are down with dengue, can I choose to send them to Mt Alvernia instead of KKH?

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by Han Seo » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:44 pm

The sad reality is that money talks. Money will enable you to see a more experienced consultant at the shortest possible time.

So if you want to see a doctor fast, go to the A&E at a private hospital and be prepared to pay more.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by auntieM » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:48 pm

My DS got dengue at 6, together with DH and I.. ..
We took our blood test daily at Raffles Hospital and were not hospitalized.
Then DH kena again more than a year later and the doctors at Raffles warded him to monitor.. :sweat:
We are happy with Raffles so far..
I remembered being told not to 'brush' my teeth, and the fever was so 'hiong' for me my 'fried egg oily' face was dry for awhile..

Truly sad to see a young life lost like this.. :sad:
RIP

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by MMM » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:57 pm

For those who do not have sufficient medical insurance coverage, it might be good to start reviewing that...btw, I am not a insurance agent.

We were reviewing our insurance coverage few weeks back with our agent. There was this package that allows one to go to private hospital in the event that he/she is diagnosed with certain illnesses. dh was adamant that being covered for treatment in public hospital is sufficient for him. He has strong faith in the public hospital.

However agent and i felt that :? If something bad happens to us (eg. diagnose with cancer), I don't think we will want to wait for so long to be treated. We would go to a doctor who is probably highly recommended. Thought of sharing this as it might drive some behavioural change when choosing private and public hospital when we need treatment fast.


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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by MMM » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:08 pm

cherrygal wrote:
firefly38 wrote:Mount Alvernia Hospital.. Short waiting time, caring doctors & nurses, reasonable & affordable fees.. Most importantly, the staff serves with their HEARTS.. :hugs:


So if kids younger than 12 are down with dengue, can I choose to send them to Mt Alvernia instead of KKH?


Not referring to dengue. A friend's ds had a fall at home and knocked against the floor. She brought him to TMC A&E. He was attended fairly quickly.

My dd1 when she was around preschool age inhaled a small bead. She was trying to smell the bead and apparently the bead got stuck somewhere in her nose.... We brought her to KKH A&E and waited and waited. After 1 hour plus, she suddenly sneezed and the bead flew out.... it was good that we saw the bead flying out.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by coolbaby » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:56 pm

sleepy wrote:Which private hospital A&E is better in case of emergencies? For children? & for adults?

most only think of KKH if children

so far i only been to NUH A&E for my boys. never been to KKH A&E.

When ds2, 5 years old, was hospitalised due to dehydration. I went to NUH A&E. When it's our turn to see doctor, i was pretty surprised the room full with 5-6 trainee doctors. One of the trainee doctors, tried to distract my son with his hp when the doctor poking him for the drip. They talked to him to lighten the mood in the room. The next day, this trainee doc even came to the ward to visit ds2 :)
However, i also have to comment that on the 2nd day when a young doctor and nurse came to him at 7am to draw his blood (to ensure his blood count was ok), this young doctor had a hard time drawing his blood. The needle was in there for more than 5min. ds2 was brave not to cry when needle poked him. But having the needle in there for more than 5min, he cried and struggled and the nurse had to hold him. I was so angry and at the same time trying to calm him down.

I guess its all depend on your luck, who was attending the patient at the time.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by Harlequin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:49 pm

I remember this morning I read one member asked about requesting to be attended by a specialist consultant in gov hospital in case of emergency......

Yes, you could. At the A&E, express your wish of being attended by the consultant/specialist/junior doctor.... depending on the time of your visit, if its during office hours when the specialists' clinic is open, you may get to see one within 30mins.

The thing is, with such request, the patient automatically switch to the private patient status, no longer get to enjoy the subsidies... Inclu consultation fees, wards, medicines and all other relevant hospitalization charges.....

Once this private patient status is established, the patient no longer enjoy any subsidies in the same hospital in future. So, do ponder over this.

Also, to highlight, as a private patient of a gov hospital, the patient DOES NOT have any privilege to priority queue, as in making appointment for subsequent visits to see the specialists or in A&E.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by Dino-Craze » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:15 pm

longmao.irene wrote:
cherrygal wrote:That is so sad... but do private hospitals have the facilities / equipment to save severe cases like your cousin's? They always advise severe cases to go to general hospitals...


We r all layman, how we know by throwing a pool of blood in a sickfree person is so severe tat will cost a life overnite.. I bet my cousin did not occur to him tat is d last call n last wave he is gg to gv to his mum wen he follow d dr into d room. If gvn a chioce again, i dun tik he will take a cab to SGH!

Being a hospital is too help to save life n gv treatment. It is not a "gathering place" for patients.


I thought throwing up a pool of blood is very serious; how can the doctors dismissed it nonchalantly?!

They should know better than to dismiss it - how can they judge if it is serious or not when they have yet to even run checks?!! Very irrresponsible, imo.

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Re: Dengue death: Father has sought lawyer to sue TTSH

Post by longmao.irene » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:55 pm

Dino-Craze wrote:
longmao.irene wrote:
cherrygal wrote:That is so sad... but do private hospitals have the facilities / equipment to save severe cases like your cousin's? They always advise severe cases to go to general hospitals...


We r all layman, how we know by throwing a pool of blood in a sickfree person is so severe tat will cost a life overnite.. I bet my cousin did not occur to him tat is d last call n last wave he is gg to gv to his mum wen he follow d dr into d room. If gvn a chioce again, i dun tik he will take a cab to SGH!

Being a hospital is too help to save life n gv treatment. It is not a "gathering place" for patients.


I thought throwing up a pool of blood is very serious; how can the doctors dismissed it nonchalantly?!

They should know better than to dismiss it - how can they judge if it is serious or not when they have yet to even run checks?!! Very irrresponsible, imo.



I believe is d "waiting time" tat causes d condition to deteriorate n d irony part was wen they called for d family members in for meetings during d critical stage, still cant answered to us wat caused it after bleeding/ coughing out blood d whole nite!!!

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