News

Grandma slams hospital

Gladstone Hospital.
Gladstone Hospital. Chrissy Harris

MARGIE Bromham believes Gladstone Hospital's treatment of her granddaughter proves it is incompetent.

Ms Bromham said her son's daughter Veronica, who lives in Gladstone, had been sickly since she was born and needed to be fed through a nasal tube 20 hours a day.

Ms Bromham said one-year-old Veronica's treatment had consisted of one error after another.

She said to start off with, the hospital told Veronica's mum Josy she was being an "over-concerned parent" and failed to keep appropriate records of Veronica's treatment.

"No one has kept records at the hospital and no one took them seriously," Ms Bromham said.

But that was not even the worst of it, Ms Bromham said.

"The hospital didn't budget for Veronica in their financial budget so she wasn't getting treated," she said.

"It is a continuous saga."

Since birth Ms Bromham said her granddaughter had been in and out of Gladstone Hospital only to be "mistreated and misdiagnosed by the treating medical staff".

The matter has been taken by her parents to higher-level medical authorities.

Ms Bromham asked if the residents of Gladstone didn't pay enough taxes to have professional health care in the public system.

"What is the problem within the Gladstone health system to allow these ongoing issues to happen to the families and its community," she said.

Dr Humphrey response

In response to Margie Bromham's claims, Gladstone Hospital's director of medical services, Dr Andy Humphrey, said staff took the parents' concerns seriously, and treated the patient in accordance with established clinical practice.

"The patient was seen by a paediatrician, who made a clinical decision about the most appropriate approach based on experience and training. The decision was made purely on clinical grounds," he said.

"The family asked for and received a second opinion from another paediatrician at the hospital. Given the family's level of concern, a decision was made to refer the patient to Brisbane for further tests as a precaution, and in order to provide added peace of mind to the family.

"A meeting was held last month where the family's concerns were listened to and taken seriously."

Topics:  gladstone hospital



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Max stays true to his soul mate's 'lovely life'

LOVE IN BLOOM: Max Ricketts has visited his late partner's memorial stone every Friday for the last seven years with fresh flowers.

Max stays true to his soul mate's 'lovely life'

Your guide to Raglan fly in and heritage show

EXCITING: Craig O'Grady heading off for a 10-minute flight with pilot Colin Burrows in one of Matt Hall's planes at last year's events.

The event is held at the Old Station Cattle Club in Raglan

Adani deal: Qld Govt finally agrees on royalty scheme

Environmental activists voice their opposition to Indian miner Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine, outside Parliament House in Brisbane, Thursday, May 25, 2017. The protesters called on the Queensland government to block a billion-dollar federal loan to Adani. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING

“It’s important that a fair deal is struck for all parties..."

Local Partners

Better phone service for Gladstone's regional towns

Telstra: "This technology is delivering big benefits to these rural and regional communities”


Win a $1000

GROCERY GIFT CARD!
Learn More

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Baywatch: Lifeguards with model looks return for 'filthy fun'

TWO chiselled men emerge from the surf. One looks like a god. The other, well, he's gasping for air and doesn't realise there's a jellyfish on his chest.

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS: Lyn Bowtell is through to the battle rounds on The Voice.

'It was bitter sweet to win like that'

Is this the talent you get when you limit electronics?

Cassidy Kilburn in the Get the Beat International Dance Competition.

Cassidy, 11, preparing for national dance championships

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!