Monthly Archives: February 2016

Getting copies of health records and information 1

To us the area of ”health records and information,” like just about every area of our medical system, is a complete and utter mess. There’s a whole act of Parliament about it, the Health Records & Information Privacy Act 2002, … Continue reading

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Questions and answers 3

Question How do I get copies of my health records and information from NSW Health hospitals? Answer We don’t know, but we emailed Mrs Jillian Skinner, the NSW Minister for Health, yesterday asking her and we’ll let you know her … Continue reading

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Questions and answers 2

Question How long would it take before one could have a TURP operation done in a NSW Health hospital? Answer We emailed a letter to Mrs Skinner the NSW Minister for Health today, asking her this. We’ll let you know … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers 1

Question What should I do if, as I get older, I’m suffering from a frequency problem i.e. I’m having to urinate more and more often? Answer There are two totally different explanations for this problem i.e. for having to urinate … Continue reading

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We have a DREAM 1

One of our readers has recently sent this in. We have a dream that, as we manage our health and well-being, it should be possible to send an email whenever we have a question or a problem, and get the … Continue reading

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Dr Andrew Brooks Urologist 1

Dr Andrew Brooks has the email address on his website set up so that emails from patients are detected as such and are blocked so he doesn’t receive them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how concerned about and interested he is in any issues … Continue reading

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Help needed 1

One of our readers reports this experience:- To us, if a practicing GP has got this as wrong as we think he has, it’s evidence of a breakdown in the system of which there are indications everywhere you look. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Ms Jillian Skinner NSW Minister for Health 1

An article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald is really frightening – it tells of a boy in England who died of meningitis. His father is quoted as saying, “He felt ill at 6.30 am and by midnight he was brain … Continue reading

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The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand 1

In our nearly 8 years of working on the subject of helping people find the best doctors and avoid seeing those who are not so good, we are yet to find a doctors’ professional organisation displaying the slightest interest in … Continue reading

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The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission in Action 1

We’ve mentioned before that the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission receives well over 100 complaints a month about NSW doctors, but how that in only less than one of these a month – about eight a year – is it accepted that … Continue reading

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