The Walk-in Clinic at Canberra Hospital can no longer authorise X-Rays at weekends – they are only available to in-patients or through emergency.
But here’s the twist – one can go to CALMS (private after hours GP in the hospital), pay $80 and get the X-Ray done (at no cost) at the hospital medical imagery department.
The GP can’t access the hospital database to compare previous X-Rays but the walk-in clinic can.
I am sure the health care bureaucrats have some explanation for this but to me it seems to a way of cost cutting.
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Anyone know what is going on?