"Didn't see specialist because kept waiting for over an hour for scheduled OP appt"
About: Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Hospital Box Hill 3128
Posted by Annoyed from Port Melourne (as ),
Brought my quite elderly father to a scheduled Out-Patient appt to see surgeon after he was admitted with an acute abdomen. Travelled thru peak hour traffic from a distance. We arrived 5 mins before our 0930 appt. Nearly an hour and a half later we are sill waiting. He feels light headed because there was no time for breakfast. Asked a few times how much longer and was always told half an hour more! Asked to reschedule appt if it's so busy and was told "no point. Is always like this" So we left. I got him some food and fluids at the canteen then went home.
Still don't know what caused his pain. Was it a tumour? We were to hear at this appt.
What are you going to do about it? I presume nothing but at least I've vented.