"I'm at a loss for words at the waiting times for surgery"
About: The Townsville Hospital The Townsville Hospital Douglas 4817
Posted by Hursty63 (as ),
My spouse has been waiting for a consultation at the Townsville Hospital re their knees for two years with not one phone call to schedule this. My spouse's GP has sent letters stressing this be done ASAP as my spouse lives with constant pain every day to the point that they fall over at work because they can't lift their legs and their state of depression deepening.
Now what has really irked us is that a patient came to my work place a couple of weeks ago - she was recovering from a knee reconstruction she had eight weeks ago - I asked how long she had been on waiting list - she said one year and had passed up an appt to have knee done through private hospital ( to clear waiting lists) last year because she was going overseas on holiday. How can the hospital justify this - of interest she was my age (my spouse's retirement is still 10-15 years away). They need their knees fixed now. I'm truly at a loss for words!