Monday, 24 May 2010

混乱的沙巴的医疗服务 overcrowding in QEH 1 and also to the QE2 wards


Our medical and health services are in a state of crises or chaos. Since about September 2008 we have been without a tertiary hospital in Kota Kinabalu. Our Queen Elizabeth Hospital is truly "Rumah Sakit". How long more do Sabahans have to suffer?

The problem of overcrowding has become the norm in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and is so bad that some patients are forced to sleep on the floor.  The building of a new hospital is no way in sight, even thought with the purchase of the RM245 Million Sabah Medical Centre did not help, our sick loved ones have no choice but to receive treatment on the floor.
沙巴的医疗服务正处于混乱的状态。 从2008年9月以来,亚庇市一直没有一间像样的医院。 目前伊丽莎白医院是一间‘垂危的医院’。  到底沙巴人民还要受多久的痛苦?

病人被迫睡在地板上实在是很糟糕的事,但是伊丽莎白女皇医院病床挤迫的问题,让病人睡在地上已成为该医院的经常所见的事。 迄今要兴建的医院大楼还没有着落,虽然耗费马币二亿四百五十万收购沙巴医药中心并未能全面解决问题,导致我们病人没有选择,只能在地板上进行治疗。


The overcrowding in QEH 1 and also to the QE2 wards, where 4-5 patients are put into one room meant for two patients.

There has also been many cases of patients forced to go home even though their treatment is not completed due to this overcrowding. What happened to their quality care?

Coupled to this our sick loved ones are transported around like playing musical chairs among five medical centres of QEH-SMC-Hospital Likas-Hospital Bukit Padang-Lingzhi Museum. Continuity of medical care is almost impossible as patients lose case notes and investigations are lost leading to repeating investigations and more cost and discomfort to the already sick patients.

Another important consideration of the overcrowding is the nosocomial (Hospital based) infections, where due to the close proximity of patients, infection eg. aerosol or droplet are easily spread. Get
admitted for a minor disease and get discharged with a major one.

The doctors and nurses are also forced to work in such deplorable conditions where one doctor even wrote an open letter to our Minister of Health, describing the wards are like  refugee camps. The medical staffs are also running around treating, escorting and trying to find patients that have become lost in the five medical centre medical maze.

By : Dr. Felix Chong, Sabah DAP Medical and Health Advisory Bureau


混乱的沙巴的医疗服务 

沙巴的医疗服务正处于混乱的状态。 从2008年9月以来,亚庇市一直没有一间像样的医院。 目前伊丽莎白医院是一间‘垂危的医院’。  到底沙巴人民还要受多久的痛苦?

病人被迫睡在地板上实在是很糟糕的事,但是伊丽莎白女皇医院病床挤迫的问题,让病人睡在地上已成为该医院的经常所见的事。 迄今要兴建的医院大楼还没有着落,虽然耗费马币二亿四百五十万收购沙巴医药中心并未能全面解决问题,导致我们病人没有选择,只能在地板上进行治疗。

过于拥挤的问题不仅限于伊利沙伯女皇医院1,甚至医院2也面对相同的问题,目前两人的病房挤入了四到五位的病人。

有许多病人即使他们还没有全部病愈,由于过度拥挤的情况和没有足够的病床,他们被迫出院回家。这就他们所谓的最佳服务吗?

此外病患者好像在玩游戏一般,不断的被院方运送五间医院之间,里卡士医院,武吉巴当医院,HQE1 & 2及灵芝馆。 连续性至康复的医疗保健几乎是不可能, 因为丢失病人的病历导致重复检查,成本提高,更拖累不适的病患者。

另一个重要的问题是挤满人的医院很容易受他人的感染,由于病人的切体接触很容易传播病菌。 因小病入院,受感染而成了大病。

医生和护士们也不得不在这种恶劣条件下工作,其中一位医生甚至写了一封公开信给卫生部长,描述了医院像难民营。医疗人员也需要跑多间医院 去进行治疗,护送病人,最终发现病人被遗失在这5家医院中。

沙巴民主行动党医疗服务局主任,张国华医生