"Child Health Nurse Availabilities"
About: Hedland Health Campus Hedland Health Campus South Hedland 6722
Posted by HedlandParent1 (as ),
We were double booked for the child health nurse appointment that was scheduled for a date recently. This is despite being confirmed in writing at least a month prior and then again when I attended the clinic a few days prior to the scheduled appointment.
The availability of the child health nurse in Port Hedland is terrible. We had booked 6 weeks ago for this appointment, and have now been told we will need to wait another 6 weeks to be seen. I understand that mistakes happen, however its not as if we were rescheduled to next week, we have been rescheduled in 6 weeks time. This means my nearly 15 month old, will be assessed for their 12 month milestones then.
I do not understand how this can be acceptable, what if we had concerns about our child's development - say possibly there was something that needed to be referred to the paediatrician. In our case there are a number of things we need to address, and now I need to make 3 appointments to try and sort out what could have been addressed in one appointment.
As a working parent every time I make an appointment I need to take time off work and reschedule things in order to attend. I will now need to do this 3 times over.
I believe this area needs more resources.