"Appointment with Orthopaedic Doctor to check on broken wrist"
About: Maroondah Hospital Maroondah Hospital Ringwood East 3135
Posted by Mariam (as ),
My daughter broke her wrist and had to have a plate and pins inserted. We had two separate follow up appointments with orthodpaedic surgeons.
As we live in a rural area, we need to travel for nearly two hours to get to the hospital for the first appointment.
It was very difficult finding a parking spot for the car and we also had to wait nearly two hours over the appointment time to see the surgeon. I had thought that this was a one off - one of those days!
We had a second appointment to have the plaster removed and xrays, followed by an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. As we live some distance away, I had organised a dental appointment and had a list of errands to do whilst we were "down the line". However, when we arrived for the second appointment some weeks later, the same thing happened.
It was very poor and extremely frustrating that we AGAIN had to wait nearly two hours, and it was only because another doctor picked us up as an appointment because he saw that we had been waiting most of the morning that we managed to see someone after just under two hours wait. I had to cancel the "hard to get" dentist appointment and now have to arrange for another sick day to once again travel "down the line". What a waste of time! ! !
The service was extremely poor.