The surgeon whom I was requested to see made it clear that due to my cardiac history he had no hesitation in deciding I should attend for a procedure in Perth where there was emergency care should it be required. I would assume their opinion was appropriately documented in my clinical file and also referred to PATS.
In good faith and to save the health system $400 I took the decision to book flights. Over the recent years I have booked my flights with no issue from PATS.
The issue is that, notwithstanding the opinion of your surgeon, someone decided that a second opinion was necessary. About 7 days later I again attended Broome Hospital this time to be assessed by, I believe an anaesthetist, who verbally informed me that in his opinion the procedure could be conducted in Broome!
On enquiring when I might have the procedure I was informed your Anaesthetist had made no entry in my clinical file or made the appropriate referral!
I strongly believe I am entitled to Broome Hospital reimbursing me the $77 cancellation fee I was charged.
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