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Long Wait for Hep C Treatment in Queensland

March 3, 2010

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Those who are educated about Hepatitis C know that time is of the essence when it comes to receiving treatment. Unfortunately, some Australians with this virus have to wait a reported six years to see a specialist.

Six year wait list for Hep C treatment

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Peter Dowling MP, LNP Member for Redlands is calling on the State Government to reveal information about waiting times for specialist outpatient services and act to reduce a 6 year wait for patients needing Hepatitis C treatment in Queensland hospitals.

Mr Dowling wants Health Minister Paul Lucas to come clean on excessive waiting times for Hepatitis C treatments and disclose the number of Category 1, 2 and 3 patients waiting for treatment in Queensland hospitals.

“There is a resident in my electorate who has been told that he can expect to wait up to 6 years before he can see a doctor for treatment”, Mr Dowling said.

“Unbelievable as it seems, he’s been on a waiting list to see a specialist at the Princess Alexandra hospital since 2006.”

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