Medical student Madelyn Gramlick was distressed and had grave concerns after viewing the controversial documentary Suffering In Silence.
Medical student Madelyn Gramlick was distressed and had grave concerns after viewing the controversial documentary Suffering In Silence. Scottie Simmonds

Emotions run high at screening

THERE were emotional responses to the showing of the documentary Suffering in Silence at the Moncrieff Theatre last night.

The documentary tells the stories of a group of women who claim mistreatment at the Bundaberg Hospital during their pregnancies.

The film was the basis of two stories on A Current Affair last week, and about 70 people attended the showing of the full documentary last night organised by Member for Burnett Rob Messenger.

At a question and answer session after the showing of the film several people spoke of their anger at events at the hospital.

Diane Styles said she understood the pain the women in the film had been going through.

She said it was obvious nothing had changed at the hospital since the scandal about Dr Jayant Patel broke.

Medical student Madelyn Gramlick said she was glad she attended the showing.

“It was good,’ she said.

“I wasn’t aware of the issues, it was very interesting for me.”

She said she was most disappointed by the complaints made by the women in the film.

“It does affect your view of the hospital,” she said.

“I hope the management of the hospital will be improved, and complaints taken more seriously.”

Nursing student Leselle Herman said she had had some very positive experiences during her training in Brisbane.

“It makes me sad to see things like that happening in my home town,” she said.


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