Here's my nasty experience from MCG (now AU or whatever they will call themselves next): couple years ago (2015) I came to the ER and puking up my guts (I never had stomach problems like that before). Felt like my stomach was turning inside out, literally. They claimed I had the stomach flu. I was sick for three weeks throwing up (that wasn't stomach flu that clears in a week).
About a year later, my arm and leg went numb again when I was out eating, and when I stopped in a store to use the restroom (as again I was sick in my stomach like before, and this time it was even worse), when I came out my leg went numb, and I collapsed. The store called an ambulance and they sent me to MCG/AU again. This time with CLEAR TIA symptoms, they did nothing but give me a nasty potassium drink and discharged me again with a stomach flu.
By morning I KNEW something wasn't right as half my body was pins and needles, and went to University Hospital's Prompt Care. I didn't make it to the desk without them calling for a advanced life support ambulance. Why? On the way to the hospital I HAD MY STROKE!
I learned later it was my second stroke, because the ER visit in 2015 was my FIRST STROKE.
You come in and half your body is numb common sense is something neurological is happening, and you order a CT scan to rule out STROKE. Neither time did MCG/AU do the gold standard diagnostic.
My first stroke was Basilar it could've killed me or turn me into a vegetable. The second stroke was Thalamic/IC. This hospital is a medical school that can't even figure out PCA strokes (what are they teaching them, that you must be blind or half blind to have one???). Yeah, it's a rarer stroke, but if half you're body is numb and puking up your guts, common sense for medicos is to look for STROKE.
TWICE I had a stroke DUE to MCG/AU not properly diagnosing it!
Do I have to teach the doctors the difference between ACA/MCA/PCA strokes even? I have to tell the docs now I have PCA strokes, because it's not a MCA stroke they're familiar with.
Today I walk like a drunk; my vision is snowy; my arm is constantly in pain, all because a simple GOLD STANDARD diagnostic wasn't done to save time and money.
You should be ashamed of yourselves to call your hospital a doctor's teaching hospital, when you failed at BASIC medicine.
If you have heart or stroke signs goto University Hospital. They saved my life and did the proper tests, that MCG/AU wouldn't. I wouldn't even send a pet to MCG/AU, as that would be inhumane!