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An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist.
When Dr. Joy Hataley, a family practice anesthetist in Kingston, Ont., recently tried to send a patient to a neurologist at the Kingston General Hospital, she received a letter from the specialist’s office telling her that the current wait time for new patient referrals is 4.5 years.
Dr. Hataley said she’s used to hearing back from specialists who are unable to see her patients for months, and even up to 2.5 years. But a 4.5-year wait is “insane,” she told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview.
“This is an alarm bell,” she said. “What it is to me is a red flag to the system.”
originally posted by: rickymouse
Well, maybe that specialist is booked up. There are other specialists around, the person may have had to travel to another town to see one sooner, just because one is booked up doesn't mean you can't try another one. Here the doctors just tell you they are not taking new patients, go find someone else.
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
Another picture of socialism and how it doesn't work,the liberals who ask constantly for free things,have a habit of dismissing things,but that is their nature,the truth not in them,unless they can benefit or profit