"Surgeons refusing to give second opinion/ surgery"
About: Knox Private Hospital Knox Private Hospital Wantirna 3152
Posted by Best Practice (as ),
Knox Private Hospital, how can you honestly tell patients that their care is your utmost main priority, when in my opinion, the very doctors employed there are doing the exact opposite? After surgery at another hospital, post discharge, my parent developed complications. They have now been waiting 3 days for their admitting doctor to try and find them a Surgical Consult, with the specialty, they need. Why? Because I believe every single surgeon refuses to see them. Their excuse, I think is because they didn't do the original surgery, so why should we see them. My parent should go back to where it was done, were some comments made. Certainly more importantly, I believe all refused to offer them the treatment that is needed. So it seems no patient is entitled to use another hospital, nor seek a second opinion/ surgical option. I wonder, why, besides for the money do any of you surgeons see patients? I feel like it's not because you care. I am more than prepared and happy to have a meeting with the Director of Medical Services of Knox Hospital, to discuss what I feel is a lack of patient rights and care by doctors employed by Knox Hospital. Where are the rights of the patients being upheld as per The Australian Health Care Charter of Victoria? What would AHPRA think of these practices?