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Petition to Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital, Medical Ombudsman Queensland, Sunshine Coast Council, McGrath Foundation, Breast Cancer - Cancer Council Australia, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital, Graham Norton, Medical Board if Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, Angelina Joli - Cancer/Health/human rights/Women/Medical Negligence/reconstruction surgery

Ban the crushed Tupperwares (Breast tissue expanders)

It is difficult to adequately describe the past 8 weeks of my life. Early December a piece of apparatus, medical term a TE (tissue expander) was inserted into my breast at The Royal Brisbane & Woman’s Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Without prior consent hmm is that not what consultations are for?  The only way to describe the sensation (not the pain) is if you could imagine a large round hard Tupperware closed with jagged edges crushed inside my skin. I am a dancer and a teacher and I need to be able to move my body free of pain. No scrap that let’s just say I’m a human being and I believe we all have the right to be able to move without pain where possible. At the moment I can’t do that along with the other woman who have reached out to me. Their description of the TE, sadly I cannot write it here. The pain, throbbing, stabbing, burning and since 3 weeks pectoral spasms constantly 24/7. The worst part of this whole diabolical episode is, that I am wasting away, at my wits end physically, mentally and emotionally. Perhaps it’s the pain, the no sleep or the fact that no surgeon can fit me in to remove it. The Queensland hospitals are so busy and no medical professional even going to A & E three times...can help me get this Tupperware out of my body. I understand there’s people in A & E with legs/arms/heads and everything else snapped or falling off. I waited my turn - they still couldn’t manage to take it out. A surgeon at RBWH said it is a 45 minute procedure, that’s when the smiling tears started. Going on 9 weeks today, is it me? A medical specialist recently said to’s not urgent. Not quite sure she would be saying that if it was her wearing a Tupperware. I have graphic photographs and some recordings of every stage of this unbearable chapter in my life.  Ive got to have gone through this for a reason who knows but at least if I can plant a seed out there to spread the word then I’m doing it. I have a daughter and my message to everyone out there especially my girl, no man or woman has the right to put anything inside your body without prior consent. I’m sure that goes for animals too...oh no that’s right they can’t the surgeon from RWBH that called me a scared animal, you’re damn right I am. But I’ve got a voice and I’m using it. From a scared human in Queensland Australia. 

Adult Dance Circle
52 supporters
Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to Mayor of Opotiki, David Clark, BOPDHB CEO Simon Everitt, PHA - Graham Smith + CEO, Pouroto Ngaropo, PHO , Whakatohea Trust Board, Opotiki Community, Karen Smith DHB

Keep the Opotiki After-hours Health Care Service FREE

After the closure of the Opotiki Hospital located on hospital hill approximately 25yrs ago. The Opotiki Independent Nursing Services (OPINS) has held the BOPDHB contract which serviced ahrs care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. During these 25yrs of service, there was never a fee or charge for this service. This Health Model was a nurse-led service. The problem the Opotiki Community faces under the new Business model of medical care published in the local Opotiki newspaper dated the 6th of Feb. Is:  If you access the After hours health center and require to see a doctor face to face in Opotiki. You will have to pay a fee.  If you live in Whakatane you have 24 hour free access to health care which includes seeing numerous doctors face to face. If you live down the East Cape you have 24 hour free access to health care which includes seeing a doctor face to face.  The on-call nurse will actually come to patients homes and assess the situation and if need be, the nurse is able to contact their local doctor or emergency services. If you live in Opotiki you have access to the after hour health care service for 5 hours Monday to Friday and 14 hours on Saturday and Sunday. Should your health issue requires  seeing a doctor (face to face). Opotiki you will be expected to pay.  Under the new Model, the collective GP clinics, will not be undertaking any Maternity care. Independent midwives will be responsible for maternity services and no post care hospital stay services are offered in Opotiki. The Opotiki community has lost a free, 24 hour after-hour health care service on the 1st of December 2019.          EQUITY FOR ALL. NOT JUST FOR THOSE THAT CAN AFFORD IT  I believe the community has not been informed or consulted about these changes:  The patients I have seen after 10pm for the last 4 years include: Mothers who can't even call there midwifes to inform them they maybe in labour. As they don't have the money to charge their mobile phones. Nan or Koro attend OPINS with genuine concerns about their moko's breathing. 8yr old children having Asthma attacks. No medication (ventolin) because they can't afford their GP costs to get a repeat script. Chest pain. Heart attacks. Anaphalactic reactions. Just to name a few.  Have your say; sign and support this petition for the continuation of FREE after hours health care for the Opotiki community. The purpose for this petition is to provide a vehicle for the people of Opotiki to reveal their concerns to government.   

Donna Snelling
692 supporters