Comments from the public posting on the Monthly Chronicle’s Facebook page
“I have had several experiences at Hornsby Hospital emergency unit. One when they saved my brother's leg after the wrong thing had been done at another hospital - in the midst of car accidents, football accidents, a man who kept having heart attacks and a pedestrian hit by a car, they looked after him well, and showed compassion to me sitting with him all night in the cold. The nurse brought me warm blankets and said reassuring things as they checked on him with incredible regularity till he could get the help he needed. When my elderly mother was there waiting for a hospital bed they were also amazing. I won't have a word said against them based on my experiences.” Rosie Charles.
“Hornsby emergency department saved my life in June, but the care I received afterwards on the ward after my huge op almost killed me. I have nothing but praise for emergency but unfortunately will never, ever attend the hospital again after almost dying after being put on the ward with incompetent staff, especially the residents and casual nurses! Hornsby needs a HUGE shake up. If it hadn't have been for the quick and clear thinking of the head of ED I wouldn't be here today. I can't thank him enough.” Nicole Goodhew.
“Hornsby Hospital ED and Paediatric Doctors saved our daughter’s life with their fast and accurate diagnosis. I appreciate everyone's story may be different but I'm fairly certain the positive will outweigh the negative.” Michelle Desmarchelier.