Mr Willie Jungala is a 71-year-old gentleman that has been admitted to hospital post fall with soft tissue injury to right hip.
Willie Jungala, 71-year-old man from Alice Springs
Pain to right hip following fall
History of complaint
Was going to kitchen to make a sandwich and tripped on kids tonka truck. Landed on the floor on his right side. Following fall, Willie was experiencing pain on movement and difficulty weight bearing. Two teenage grandchildren tried to help him up but too painful, so they called an ambulance.
Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Unstable Angina
Nil known allergies.
Aspirin 100mg mane
Perindopril 2mg mane
Metformin 1000mg TDS
GTN 600mcg tablets S/L prn
Social – 2 to 3 beers (mid-strength), 2 to 3 times per week.
Non-smoker. Regular exposure to campfire smoke. Most nights have a campfire burning – sit by campfire and enjoy the night ‘yarning’ or listening to music.
Lives in town camp in house with extended family. Approximately 12 family members staying at house: wife; daughter and her 4 teenage boys; daughter and her two toddlers; son’s two adult boys.
Was a station hand. Retired 5 years ago.
Sometimes. At the moment, youngest daughter that lives at home there with her two toddlers, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. A few drinks and a few laughs help ease the stress.
Year 9 schooling.
Own land and house out bush but staying in town for a while.
Aboriginal. Speaks Waramungu, Walpiri, Eastern and Central Arrente, Western Arrentre and English.
Baptised Catholic by missionaries when young. Only goes to church for funerals. Willie’s spirit is strengthened by family and country.
Married. Been with wife for 51 years. Have one son and two daughters.