The physiotherapists who treated a woman who was hit by a car during her visit to a hospital in Melbourne are now considering a second case.
Kay Copellers husband, Mark, has since written an open letter to the hospital to tell them about the incident and how it affected their relationship.
“I’ve just been told that I have a very serious case of my heart attack and I’m still being treated,” Mr Copell said.
“This is very traumatic for me, especially as my wife is still in a wheelchair.”
He said the woman, who has not been named, was being treated for a rare form of acute coronary syndrome.
“It is an emergency condition, it’s very, very rare,” he said.
He said his wife, who was a nurse, was working with people in wheelchairs when she was struck by a vehicle.
“She’s been in a lot of pain, she’s had to go home and I’ve been left there,” he added.
It’s very upsetting.” “
As far as the staff that I know, they’re devastated.
It’s very upsetting.”
He also said he believed he was the only one injured in the accident.
“We’ve got about 25 people at the hospital and I believe I’ve only got a couple of patients here,” he told News24.
“That’s the extent of it.”
A spokesperson for Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services said they were not able to comment until a full report was completed.
The spokesperson said the incident happened on December 23.
“While we cannot confirm the specific circumstances surrounding this incident, we can confirm that it has resulted in the hospital receiving information about a woman in a very critical condition,” they said in a statement.
The spokesperson also said a report on the incident will be made to the Health and Disability Commissioner. “
PHERT has provided support to the Victoria Ambulance Service and has been in close contact with the hospital in relation to this incident.”
The spokesperson also said a report on the incident will be made to the Health and Disability Commissioner.
“The Health and Disabled Commissioner will then review this matter, and make a recommendation to the Minister to make changes to the Victorian Hospital Accident Reporting Act,” the spokesperson said.