March 11, 2021
A teenage girl had to wait more than four weeks to get the results of a Kingaroy Hospital x-ray, according to Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington.
Mrs Frecklington said the 17-year-old attended Kingaroy Hospital on January 24 with a suspected broken foot.
However, she allegedly did not receive her results until February 25, which showed her foot was broken.
Mrs Frecklington asked a Question On Notice to Health Minister Yvette D’Ath on Wednesday:
With reference to advice from a resident of Kingaroy that following her 17-year-old daughter’s visit to Kingaroy Hospital on January 24 with a suspected broken foot, they were not advised of the x-ray results (broken foot) until February 25, some four and half weeks later:
Will the Minister advise:
(a) The normal wait time for Kingaroy Hospital patients to be advised of x-ray results
(b) Why it took four and half weeks for the Kingaroy Hospital to advise the family of the x-ray results
(c) What plans are in place to ensure this lengthy wait does not occur in the future, and
(d) Between January 1, 2021, and March 1, 2021, how many other Kingaroy Hospital patients also waited longer than the recommended timeframe to be advised of their x-ray results?