I went to my general practioner on 5/12 to confirm that I had a hernia. I was referred to a surgeon who was said to be the head of surgery at the Canberra Hospital. After numerous attempts to contact him over a few days commencing 6/12 I learnt by a third party that he was away until 7/2/2013. No answering service.
Nothing. I tried to contact my GP again to be told he was away and that I could come back and be referred by another GP to another surgeon incurring at the very least more time and possibly more cost. I then contacted another surgeon’s office to explain the situation to be told that they were not happy that I was contacting them as a ‘second choice’. ‘Doctor shopping’, thank you very much!!!! Oh, and I couldn’t get to see him until March!!!! Such serial incompetence and couldn’t care less in the festive season!!!!!!! No wonder people go to Twitter and Facebook to air their concerns. End result?
Have to go to Sydney because the health industry in this town is rubbish!!! God help Australia. Perhaps if I were a refugee??