"Waiting list for the waiting list"
About: Royal Perth Hospital Royal Perth Hospital Perth 6000 http://www.rph.wa.gov.au/
Posted by ink6306 (as ),
In 2016, I got a referral placed in central clearing house for public patients. Royal Perth Hospital took the referral. They sent me a letter confirming this and telling me to wait for a letter with an appointment time.
18 months later they sent me a letter asking if I was still interested in the ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedure. I sent back a yes with the comment that I am still choking. No reply. A few months after that I had my GP check if they had lost the paperwork. They kindly informed the GP that they are working on 2015 referrals and should get to 2016 in 12 months or so, to put me on the actual waiting list. Gee, thanks. I throw up several times a week, sometimes multiple in one day. I choke and cannot breathe if I face straight on, so I walk with my head turned to the right. I have lost 3/4 of my crowns as the posts have eroded.
This has been a few years getting to this point. What is the use? Did Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) have a quota to fill? Why did they take the referral? Are they instigating a policy of waiting for clients to die or give up? I am beyond angry and feeling utterly helpless. Given that WACHS knows there is physio only once a month in my rural area, how will I re-train my neck to operate correctly? Service at RPH is, in my opinion, abysmal and I haven't even set foot inside the door.