"Excessive wait list for chronic pain referral"
About: Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/
Posted by Category 1 (as ),
A number of months ago my local GP referred me to the Pain Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital as a category 1 patient (to be seen within 30 days ). I got a letter back saying that I would be made aware of my appointment by letter just before I was due to go. I went to my GP again this week and she asked me if I had heard when my appointment was and when I told her I hadn't, she phoned the hospital and inquired as to when my appointment would be and she was told a date for next year. She asked if it could be brought forward as I was in a lot of pain but she was told, no the appointment could not be brought forward
I'm disappointed that despite meeting the category 1 wait list category my appointment will be that many months away. What is the point of categorising patients if Royal Perth Hospital cannot satisfactorily manage the wait lists?
I'm concerned about my ability to manage my pain in the interim