So hoping that you don't have to wait that long Don, it is so unfair that money is spent by the government on useless ideas like the desal plant here near me, and they always seem to have excessive amounts to spend on overseas situations. It is about time they spent some money on helping Australians and the health system that leaves people suffering for years and unable to access the help they need.
lubbing5cherubs replied the topic: Re: Waiting Time
Yes I on same time waiting list for torn ACL repair as it not high priority. YOu know who living with the pain and it not them. However lucky for me since my back injury that knee is totally numb. heehee. My physio does not share my joy as he worried a I pushed it previously causng it to hurt all the time. now it numb he afraid I am doig more damage and not knowing it.
Yes Toni I have the same problem with my shin on my left leg, no feeling what so ever, the doctors are always telling me to keep a close eye in the area as it would not be hard to injure it and not notice, bleeding being a major worry because I am blood thinners. The shoulder is a bit of a worry as that is my cane hand and yes I get into trouble for using the cane in my left hand instead of my right, but it's my left knee that lets go so holding it in the right doesn't stop me falling, any as I was saying using the cane causes more pain in the joint, every morning I wake up to a frozen shoulder and an arm that has gone to sleep.
Went to my GP this morning for my 3 weekly jab, informed her about the long waiting time for the hospital, she has written a referral to the Flinders Medical Centre in the hope they may get me into the Repat Hospital quicker, as she said the longer they leave it the way it is the longer it will take to heal.
Don, that is really disappointing for you. And so unfair.
All of health has lost it's way. I believe it is because health funds cannot provide 100% coverage. When I had children 30years ago, multiple complications during pregnancy and birth - specialist cost me $20! Even with private coverage, it is too expensive for a lot of people to access it for surgery. Last lot of surgery cost me $10,000 out of pocket and because it was a hospital admission the drs fees don't count towards Medicare. So I don't get more refund from Medicare.
Yes Red there was as story in out local paper that highlighted how the medicare rebate gap was growing wider for those who do have private health cover, all that will achieve is more dropping their private health and going public putting more strain on a over burdened system, and they reckon we live in a lucky country. Even if this new referral gets me in quicker it will mean a lot of travelling to get there, I live out north of Adelaide and these hospitals are down south.