"Unbearable waiting times"
About: Royal Melbourne Hospital / Cardiology Royal Melbourne Hospital Cardiology Parkville 3050
Posted by marchjj55 (as ),
I had a heart attack and went to the hospital recently for an urgent angiogram/stent job. Fasted all day and nothing happened, next day the same, 3rd day I unplugged myself and started to walk out. Only then did I get action the next morning. Took 30 mins, great job as one artery was 90% blocked.
A few months later I have the odd stabbing pain and my checkup is set for the morning. I'm there early, get a number and sat in the waiting room listening to the news for an hour and a half. I politely return the number to the desk and told the staff member to shove it because I've had enough. I need this checkup and biomedicine scan but I don't need endless waiting around.
I calm down, ring hospital to ask for a new appt they can actually keep or a detailed list of things they would have done so I can get the same services from a more punctual facility regardless of cost. I believe this hospital is stretched to its financial and manpower limits but the double bookings they make when there's no hope of them seeing everyone close to appt times is a stressful pain in the butt. So what are they going to do about it?