"Lack of services"
About: Esperance Health Campus Esperance Health Campus Esperance 6450
Posted by in pain (as ),
I live in Esperance Western Australia. I have bad abdominal pain and saw my doctor yesterday. He recommended an ultrasound. I went straight to the hospital to book the appointment but could not get in for an ultrasound very soon. This is nearly 3 weeks I need to wait for an appointment.
I realise that they do not currently have someone who resides in Esperance to do this job and they have contracted this job to a fly in, fly out company, but something needs to be done.
Three weeks in pain. Having to take strong pain medication is a bit ridiculous. Something needs to be done and done quickly. Either they need to find someone permanently for the position or the fly in / fly out company needs to be organised to do more time here. There is no way this would happen in the city.
I had considered travelling to have scans done. The nearest towns would be Albany or Kalgoorlie which are about four and a half hours away but with my pain levels the way they are, I don't think I could handle the trip. So I sit at home in pain and will have to just wait for 3 weeks.
Most of the time Esperance Hospital does a great job. Please sort this problem soon as I am sure there are many others in the same boat as I am.