"I was not surprised to hear about the lack of security in RNSH’s Morgue and no that I.D.’s being asked for when bodies were removed.
When our eldest daughter went to RNSH some time after my husband Don’s death (May 2007), I had phoned the X ray dept the day before (from Port Macquarie) to say she was coming to pick up the records. These records were very important for us to see as there were about 50plus X rays and CT scans. We had previously written and asked for and were given permission to access and receive his all records, due to the nature of his death and time spent in RNSH, but the X rays didn’t turn up.
When she went to pick up the records at RNSH she just said her name and they were all handed over - no ID at all. She was quite surprised and alarmed. I could have been anyone ringing in and she could have been anyone picking up original records. Those very important original records could have just disappeared into thin air had somebody wished them to and perhaps it hasn’t happened but it is extremely likely it could happen.
Not good enough again RNSH. RNSH has far too many “Human errors” and not enough accountability. We have to hope that this is not a state wide problem."
But today this story broke - I am still shockable even though I think I have seen and experienced the worst suffering possible - my heart breaks for this family.
Body 'forgotten' at Royal North Shore Hospital
- From: NEWS.com.au
- September 29, 2009
- Body moved from morgue for family viewing
- Worker forgot to take it back again
- Found days later because of bad smell
HOSPITAL staff checking on a bad smell have discovered a body left to rot after being forgotten about for four days.
The man's body had been moved from the morgue in Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital to another room to allow his family a viewing, but a morgue worker forgot to return it afterwards.
The viewing took place on a Friday. The body was found on the following Tuesday.
The man's brother has told the Sydney Morning Herald he was contacted by the hospital when the terrible mistake was noticed.
''They told us he had been left out of the freezer and I can't say we were terribly happy about it,'' he told the paper.
He said he was keeping the grim news to himself because it would too distressing to other family members.
The ABC quoted a hospital spokesman as blaming the incident on "individual human error".
The spokesman said staff had been strongly reminded of correct procedures when handling dead patients.
New South Wales law prevented corpses from being left unrefrigerated for more than eight hours when being viewed by next of kin."
This is the bastard of a place I have been working hard to expose after they collectivelly through "human errors" tortured and then killed my husband, along with too many other people. All they keep saying is "Human error" and then nothing changes because no one cares enough.
Whatever you do and whatever happens to you Do not ever go to Royal North Shore Hospital if living in or visiting Sydney - there is something terribly wrong inside that place. Its almost as if the building and culture inside that place seems to "infect" people working there -