I am really very perturbed by some of the waiting times in the Public hospitals here .
My husband's dr was so concerned that he sent an urgt referral whilst hubby was in the surgery.
Three weeks later and five phone calls from me i have been told that he has been put on the non-urgt list which is complete madness .The waiting time for an initial appointment i was informed could be several yrs.
We dont have private medical insurance and an initial consultation will be 200 dollars.I dont mind paying, that but will we be referred to the public system for the diagnostic testing and possible surgery thereafter.Financially if we have to keep paying for private consultations like this i have very serious concerns for our future here.
We,as a family have quite a few chronic health issues these appalling waiting times concern me.