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Canberra health follies

By bblazey - 11 December 2012 25

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??

What’s Your opinion?


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25 Responses to
Canberra health follies
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Ray Polglaze 3:47 pm
11 Dec 12
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Did you contact a public hospital for urgent treatment? Just asking.

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greyswandir 3:47 pm
11 Dec 12
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Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

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Deref 3:58 pm
11 Dec 12
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greyswandir said :

Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

Same.

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Jim Jones 4:07 pm
11 Dec 12
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Deref said :

greyswandir said :

Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

Same.

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Suffer in your jocks you brainless bigot!

Highly likely the doctors don’t wanna have anything to do with you because of this sort of attitude.

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Chop71 4:07 pm
11 Dec 12
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Go to emergency. Everyone gets seen in exactly 30 mins :)

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Bosworth 4:09 pm
11 Dec 12
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Bosworth said :

Perhaps if I were a refugee??

Perhaps you should become one? Seek asylum in another country.

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Madam Cholet 4:17 pm
11 Dec 12
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Deref said :

greyswandir said :

Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

Same.

Yep, that’s what did it for me too.

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gentoopenguin 4:56 pm
11 Dec 12
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Just go to Sydney like the rest of us do.

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knuckles 5:40 pm
11 Dec 12
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How dare doctors have holidays. Who do they think they are.

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dtc 5:44 pm
11 Dec 12
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Oh, the tragedy. A doctor is on holiday, and due to the shortage of doctors another one is booked up until March. I am totally suprised that the second doctor didnt cancel all those other people, who are clearly less important than you, and rush you in.

Perhaps if you were a member of the royal family

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Ko. 5:54 pm
11 Dec 12
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If you were a refugee you’d subject to the same waiting list for the same doctors. Probably further down the list even because your lack of english skills would make it difficult to get an appointment and navigate the forms correctly in the first instance.

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Tetranitrate 6:09 pm
11 Dec 12
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greyswandir said :

Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

I still have sympathy for the OP.

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Woody Mann-Caruso 6:43 pm
11 Dec 12
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No wonder you got a hernia. You have to carry that enormous chip on one shoulder, and the white man’s burden on the other.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:12 pm
11 Dec 12
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Hopefully you end up being treated by a refugee who has become a doctor.

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Duffbowl 7:18 pm
11 Dec 12
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Tetranitrate said :

greyswandir said :

Totally had sympathy for you until the last sentence.

I still have sympathy for the OP.

Is that because you agree with their argument, or that you perceive that they may be suffering from some kind of mental impairment? Hopefully the latter.

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