"A specialist appointment x 4"
Posted by AdvocateBLD (as ),
A client was booked for an orthopedic appointment in Derby in last year. The client attended and was told they would need to go to Fremantle for a second opinion because the suggested surgery could not be done in Derby / Broome. A clinic RN tried to have this appointment made by VC but was told this wasn't acceptable. The client traveled to Perth in early this year and attended a specialist appointment there. The Freo specialist told the client they could have the surgery in Derby and referred them back to the visiting Derby specialist. Last week the client saw the Derby specialist who advised the client that they to go to Perth for the surgery as it can't be done in Derby / Broome. The client is now waiting to receive an appointment letter advising when they and their carer need to return to Perth.