"Lack of services"
About: Esperance Health Campus / General medicine Esperance Health Campus General medicine Esperance 6450
Posted by in pain (as ),
I had put in a complaint 7 months ago now about the fact I needed an ultrasound in Esperance and that I had to wait 3 weeks for that ultrasound. Geraldine Ennis, Regional Director, WACHS-Goldfields was kind enough to to respond. She states, "Since your story was posted, Esperance Hospital has successfully recruited a permanent Ultrasonographer. This will improve wait times for ultrasounds and help clear any current appointment wait lists."
I have recently had to make another appointment for an ultrasound at Esperance Hospital. I can tell you that the waiting list has not decreased but the wait is now 6 weeks for an ultrasound. In my opinion it has become beyond a joke. A friend in Perth can get in for an ultrasound the same day she's referred without her doctor marking it urgent. Yet here in Esperance we have to wait 6 weeks. So much for quality of care.
This issue has been marked as Led to a change, I believe it has led to a change for the worse and not better.