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Pain in the waiting list

At the risk of invoking the four Yorkshire men skit from Monty Python  we would be dreaming of the luxury of   only having to wait six months for access to a pain clinic, up here in Queensland. The wait here just to get an appointment is two years.

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  1. GD says:

    That’s possibly a too-hard question for the incumbent Newman government. Let’s hope it’s not.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    I have been referred to the pain clinic by my GP and their process is to send you a letter acknowledging the referral and saying that they will contact you when your request has been considered, they then contacted my GP to say that they wanted me to first of all to have a consultation with a neurosurgeon so My GP gives me a referral and now I have received an letter telling me that may request has been classified as “semi Urgent” and that I will receive a letter four weeks before I finally get an appointment. I hope that the new minister can make headway through this sort of administrative bullshit, but I have my doubts that there will be any quick change even under a “can do” government because such nonsense takes years to change because you have to change the administrative culture as much as anything and that has a huge amount of negative inertia.

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