"Urgent Waiting Lists"
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital Fiona Stanley Hospital Murdoch 6150
Posted by mysdimenor (as ),
My son received a whiplash injury early last year which turned into Torticollis a few months later. Physio, Chiro and massage therapy were not successful and early this year I paid $300 for a Neurologist to make an urgent referral to Fiona Stanley Neurology Dept for Botox therapy as by then, his neck was at least at a 45 degree angle. I rang a month later and the referral was only just being processed. Three months later I rang again and they had only just booked his appointment for July.
My son has been unable to look for work, his health has declined significantly and his movement has become more restricted over time. I explained this to Neurology and received a - sorry we can’t do anything.
I can not afford a private neurologist. Given the six month wait, I am unsure what urgent means in this environment. I know my son is not the only one with this experience. In my opinion, it is completely disgraceful that this is considered acceptable.