I'm wanting people to help me with this petition to receive an Inquest from the State Coroner regarding the death of my son, Ricky "Dougie" Hampson Jnr, who seeked medical treatment from a NSW hospital, he explained something popped inside his abdomen, like a tearing feeling he explained. They were bias to his presentation which they admitted to through an internal investigation.
Being an Aboriginal man that admitted to being a casual marijuana smoker and his unshaven, rough looks and the tattoos on his hands made him a target for discrimination. They gave him a sedative for no good reason, filled him with opioids for 19hrs before discharging him without any scans or X-rays. He had a high heart rate of up to 130bpm for at least 18hrs in the hospitals care but no proper treatment was given.
No senior medical doctor examined Dougie, they didn't treat him the way they should have, they're racist thoughts, thinking 'here's a black fella off the streets looking for painkillers' and judge him that way. They released him after those 19hrs still in pain, treated him for constipation, told him to go home and drink water. He didn't even last 24hrs. Died from two perforated ulcers that tore his stomach lining and bowel wall, he was in a world of pain in his final hours but trusted the hospital staff's directions.
We need an Inquest to have someone held accountable to stop this thing happening to our people in the health system, it's not the first but we want it to be the last, we need your support to get the State Coroner to grant us a Coronial Inquest.
Dougie was a healthy Aboriginal man of 36 with 8 young children and 1 grandson. The staff involved from this NSW hospital should have to explain in the Coroner's court why they didn't treat him properly and AT LEAST give him a scan that would have saved his life.
If we get it granted we have a chance for change, if we don't, our people will continue to die from systemic racism.
Please sign our petition for change!