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I am interested in everyone else’s experiences, is this just a Sydney thing or is this Australia wide?

Posted by Julia, 22nd April 2021

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  • yes unfortunately, My son needed an assessment for adhd it took 2 years to get an appointment with a pead

  • In Sydney here, we’re waiting 9+ months

  • We haven’t had any issues in Northern NSW but the paediatrician was booked out but fit us in.

  • We are in Tassie and friends have had awful times with waiting lists for all sorts of specialities

  • I’m in Sydney and the wait time was several weeks. It was also hard to get them on the phone and they said they were “triaging” the appointments (we had to email the referral through).

  • Depends on public vs private and also which dr you see. Some have longer wait times than others

  • We didn’t have a problem in the ACT, but the one time we used one (instead of our GP), we had a referral after a hospital stay. So that might have sped things up.

  • If public paed then it’s Australia wide. We ended up paying for a private paed so we could get in quicker.

  • Can’t help you buy wishing you luck…I.heard it quite long time

  • Definitely Australia wide, it’s months before you get in

  • I had to wait for 18 months, closer to 24 months before seeing ours. Longest waiting period ever. I’m in Adelaide.

  • Yes sadly its a waiting game especially if you dont have private cover

  • Definitely Australia wide. In my professional life I see parents having to wait months and months for appointments.

  • It’s Australia wide unfortunately, it took us 9 months to get into a pedestrian for our son

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