"Referral to appointment waiting time"
About: Fiona Stanley Hospital Fiona Stanley Hospital Murdoch 6150
Posted by hotelnp86 (as ),
GP referral shortly after the opening of the hospital a few years ago. Referred to plastic surgery regards to possible carpal tunnel syndrome. Appointment finally a few years after that.. cleared of issues in the wrist I was referred up the chain for spinal MRI regards to possible issues in spine. Appointment for that was recently...over 6 years from the initial referral. At that point issues in the back were, I felt, dismissed and I was interviewed regards to having a brain MRI.
Interview has suggested MS and I am back in the queue regards now for a brain MRI. I believe there has been a systemic failure in the refer system for me to get over 6 years to look at what I believe to be the obvious. I wonder who is to blame for the initial 5 years hiatus? I feel there is no blame on the neuro outpatients wards who have indicated the seriousness of the symptoms and are now moving as fast as they can to help. However, I feel, serious concerns must be drawn to the efficacy of the referral system and those previously in the chain.
I have genuine concerns that I feel I have been singled out for some payback by someone in the chain. I made a complaint many years ago to the health depart to flag my records to be sure a certain individual in health system could not interfere in my records. How do I now ensure that my records are reviewed that this person has not gotten involved?