Ruby Rose struggled to find emergency care amid Covid surge

Actress Ruby Rose arrives at the 2019 Australians In Film Awards held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on October 23, 2019 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Something like 97% of the people being hospitalized with Covid are unvaccinated. People are still dying of Covid every damn day, and hospitals are still being overwhelmed with Covid cases. Which continues to put a strain on the medical community entirely, and it leaves people with non-Covid-related medical issues and emergencies out of options when they need medical care. This is what happened to Ruby Rose. She had a successful surgery, she went home to recover, and then there were complications. Complications which were bad enough, she knew she needed to go to the emergency room. All of the hospitals in her area were full of Covid patients though.

Ruby Rose tearfully revealed that it took her hours to get accepted into an emergency room due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The 35-year-old actress took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday and explained her hospitalization was due to a complication from surgery, although she didn’t go into detail about the procedure she had.

“I just wanted to sort out some live stuff and some health stuff and some house stuff and all the good things,” Rose said in a video. The Australian actress continued, “I did have a procedure and I had to have surgery, but it was fine and the surgery went well. But then I had a few complications and I had to go to the emergency room to go to the hospital.”

Rose said when she finally determined her symptoms were serious she “called an ambulance and it took hours to find a hospital that would be able to take me or anyone.” The Orange Is the New Black alum began to cry as she told fans emergency rooms were “rejecting taking people and I… and my case was quite serious.”

“We stuck it out for a little bit longer and we were lucky enough to get accepted by a hospital after a bit of a standoff,” the tearful DJ said. “Everyone was amazing, all the front-liners are amazing,” Rose said of her healthcare team.

Regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the reason she assumed it took a long time to get a room, she told fans, “Please stay safe, try to keep everyone safe. Get vaccinated if you can, please. It’s just… it doesn’t need to be this hard for everyone and I just can’t imagine all the other people that are having way more, way, way more serious situations happening right now. I’m just sending everyone love,” Rose said, adding that she would continue her social media break.

Ending her video, the actress told her followers, “I love you all and take care of yourselves.”

[From People]

I would be so pissed off and heartbroken if this happened to me or someone I love. To be in such dire need of medical attention and then needing to waste all of that time negotiating with already stressed and at-capacity hospitals. All because millions of people are too f–king stupid to get vaccinated. There is no “meeting in the middle.” If you cannot get vaccinated at this f–king point for yourselves, your communities and your families, then WTF is wrong with you?

Actress Ruby Rose arrives at the 2019 Australians In Film Awards held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on October 23, 2019 in Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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  1. fluffy_bunny says:

    I’ve been to the ER 3 times this year because my dog keeps dragging me down the deck stairs and I land on my head on a concrete patio. The ER visits have been super fast and I’ve gotten timely care. My husband drove me the first time and he was worried he would have to wait in the car for hours. They let him come back as soon as they got me into a room. I didn’t even have to wait more than 2 minutes in the waiting room before they took me back each time. I live in a pretty big city but I haven’t been using the main branch of the hospital system. I go to the one in the suburbs instead of the downtown one.

    • tealily says:

      Congratulations. Cases are rising again, so you may not be so lucky next time.

      • tealily says:

        And it’s important to remember that hospitals won’t all be overloaded to the same degree. Places with lower vaccination rates are seeing higher hospitalizations right now. We’ve been through this already. It can be bad one place and not another, but that doesn’t mean it won’t spread.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Everyone’s experience is going to be different. Glad you had no issue. Doesn’t mean other people don’t have issues.

    • Darla says:

      YOu need to stop walking your dog. You could end up with a brain bleed. If the husband won’t walk him, send it to the pound. I’m sorry this sounds insane to me, likely because I watched my father die from a brain aneurysm and you don’t want to go out that way. Just a tip.

      I’m amazed that this woman says she has cracked her head on a concrete patio three times this year, and been taken to the emergency room three times, because her dog is dragging her down the stairs, didn’t merit any comment. This is what living in a country that worships dogs gets you. I’m flabbergasted.

      • BrainFog 💉💉😷 says:

        As am I. No offense to dogs, I love them, but I wouldn’t wanna crack my skull open for them either.

  2. Kristen says:

    If hospitals are having to ration care again due to Covid, the folks who are able to be vaccinated but have chosen not to are the ones who should have to wait. I hate to see anyone not getting timely and appropriate care, but at this point it’s not fair to potentially fatally penalize people who have consistently done the right thing.

    • MC2 says:

      While we can click on our keyboards about choosing who will live & who will die based on our judgements about them, the fact that our medical professionals, who got into the profession to save lives & took an oath, need to make these kinds of decisions is so heartbreaking. How our nurses & doctors will get through this without PTSD is beyond me.

  3. Celina says:

    I wish the people who are going all in for these conspiracy theories would opt out of medical care entirely. I can understand cultural hesitancy on this issue but by and large, I’m not sure that the populations that are rejecting the vaccine are people with history of their people being subject to malfeasance by the medical establishment.

  4. Cee says:

    My great uncle had a heart attack and was only admitted into the ER because it coincided with a lull of cases in Spain! Doctors said that had it happened the week before he would’ve most likely died waiting for medical attention. This was pre vaccines but the fact it could have happened is scary.
    We’re all taking extra precautions not to injure ourselves but accidents can happen.

  5. Lucky Charm says:

    I have a cousin who refuses to get vaccinated because she “doesn’t want to be told what to do”. She’s 40 years old and acting like a teenager! And wonders why the rest of the family have all told her she’s not invited over to their houses or family birthdays.

  6. Katy Bowman says:

    My husband had a cardiac emergency in January and was rerouted away from a hospital because it had no available beds due to high levels of Covid patients. A scan at the second hospital revealed he needed immediate specialist surgery, so he was taken back to the initial hospital and in surgery within an hour. He had a 10% chance of survival upon admission, getting lower with every passing hour. There are just no words to describe the events of that night. And folks in our county still believe it’s a hoax and that there’s no impact on anyone but themselves!

  7. Daisyduck says:

    Honestly I think at this point the people who opt not to be vaccinated have no business seeking medical care when they get covid. Filling up hospitals and submitting all the healthcare workers to more and more covid terror in their workplaces is downright unethical.

    That’s not to mention the cost… I think medical insurance companies are going to have something to say about their clients choosing not to get the vaccine and government should too. All the funds it takes to treat unvaccinated covid patients is money we could spend on other needs. Bottom line, it’s preventable.