Carolyn Stanton, a vibrant mother, and grandmother from Victoria, passed away at 48, with allegations that her serious symptoms were overlooked by a local hospital.
Carolyn Stanton, known for her infectious laugh, tragically passed away in August. Her family alleges that she was turned away twice from the Latrobe Regional Hospital with only panadol to alleviate her pain. Despite her visits to the hospital, her condition worsened, and she eventually succumbed to her illness.
Despite seeking help for numbness, blurred vision, vomiting, and a severe headache, Stanton was discharged after a CAT scan found a brain lesion.
Stanton’s family asserts that her discharge papers claimed she was “pain-free,” while her loved ones knew she was still enduring considerable pain. Her daughter, Stephanie Haysom, shared that her mother initially trusted the hospital’s advice, leading her to doubt her own symptoms.
Further visits followed, triggered by leg numbness and seizures, yet she was again sent home with pain relief and outpatient referrals.
Her health rapidly deteriorated, and after being transferred to Monash Hospital, an MRI revealed prior strokes and an oxygen-depriving blocked artery.
Stanton’s family expresses frustration, sadness, and a void left by her passing. They seek answers and accountability for the care she received.