Seeing specialist ‘holy grail’

LETTER

How about making your next readers’ online poll about health?

I’m at an age when things begin to wear out and I know plenty of folk in the same boat.

It’s amazing how we all have the same story to tell. A referral to the hospital from our GP is often responded to with a letter telling us we are not yet in dire enough straights to warrant an appointment. Those of us who do meet the required degree of knackerdness can count ourselves fortunate to receive a letter informing us that we might receive a hospital appointment in the next four months. Personally I was referred three months ago and am still awaiting the holy grail of an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. I hear we are minus three such surgeons in Gisborne and as no appointments are being made until at least September, can’t help but wonder if we have any such consultants at all in town.

Impatient Patient

How about making your next readers’ online poll about health?

I’m at an age when things begin to wear out and I know plenty of folk in the same boat.

It’s amazing how we all have the same story to tell. A referral to the hospital from our GP is often responded to with a letter telling us we are not yet in dire enough straights to warrant an appointment. Those of us who do meet the required degree of knackerdness can count ourselves fortunate to receive a letter informing us that we might receive a hospital appointment in the next four months. Personally I was referred three months ago and am still awaiting the holy grail of an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon. I hear we are minus three such surgeons in Gisborne and as no appointments are being made until at least September, can’t help but wonder if we have any such consultants at all in town.

Impatient Patient

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