The NSW Liberal Government – March, 2019… – dealing with 1

After extensive Google searches for means by which the manager of the Wyong government hospital could be contacted in writing, which didn’t turn up anything, this email was sent to this Government’s NSW Ministry for Health, 3 days ago, using the email address – MOH-GIPA@health.nsw.gov.au.

This reply was received 2 days later.

We had no idea what “CCLHD” was all about, but we used this email address to send the email again – CCLHD-Ministerials@health.nsw.gov.au.

This reply was received this morning.

In the meantime, this email was sent to David Harris, the local Member of Parliament, (Labor.)

Almost immediately, we got this reply.

Who the hell is “the local area health?” And will they ever reply?

All rubbish typical of the Berejiklian government! So much time and effort to get nowhere!

And, in our experience, if you email any of the Coalition members of Parliament, and, in fact, Premier Berejiklian herself,  seeking help, you will find that they have accepted the advice of some brain dead marketing people – “Oh yes! the people will accept that you won’t provide any help unless they provide their full details, their home address and so on and so on.” It reminds us of this Dilbert cartoon.

We live for the day when people who don’t provide helpful replies to emails sent to them are elected to Parliament, and when Governments are elected to power whose departments don’t provide helpful replies to emails sent to them. The world will then be a very different place. As we keep saying, this is all in the hands of the people.

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Dealing with ACCOUNTABLE people and organisations 1

If people are not prepared to put in writing their sides of claims, you know they are not accountable, probably not accountable to anyone – it’s that simple! And if organisations don’t have people in their employ whose job it is to tell their sides of claims, you know that these organisations are not accountable, probably not accountable to anyone – it’s that simple!

There has been a lot of publicity recently about claims that a 21 month baby girl, having been in a car that was involved in an accident, and having been taken to the Wyong government hospital, was subsequently discharged with a broken neck! What are the chances that the doctor or doctors who made the decision to discharge the child without carrying out any tests necessary to establish whether she had a broken neck or not? Perhaps they have a reasonable explanation – in which case it’s important that they should be given every opportunity to provide it, or perhaps they just don’t care?

The Wyong government hospital doesn’t even have an ordinary email address or email form we can use to ask the doctors concerned for their side of these claims – we know, because we’ve emailed the NSW Ministry for Health asking if they know of one of these for the manager of the hospital and they say they don’t have one.

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Members of Parliament – dealing with 1

All the problems we have in dealing with governments on medical, health and other matters, come back to one thing – WE, THE PEOPLE, KEEP ELECTING MEMBERS WHO ARE COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY USELESS. This, when modern technology has put into our hands ordinary email addresses which make it kindergarten stuff to know what existing members or parliament and prospective members are like – we can just send them ordinary emails and see if they provide helpful responses, and vote for the ones who give the best responses.

To us, it’s utter madness for us to vote for people who don’t respond when we email them about our interests and concerns.

We have written about this so much. For instance, we have written so much about how useless Geoff Lee, the State Member for Parliament for Parramatta is – he never even acknowledges emails sent to him. But, to a certain extent, they’re all the same, and we, the people, put up with it. Leading up to the last State election a number of emails were sent to  the Labor person standing against him and she didn’t acknowledge any of them either, let alone provide replies to them.

Over the years we sent so many emails to Walt Secord, the NSW Labor Shadow Minister for Health, about various matters, and we never even received an acknowledgement of one of them, let alone received a response to one of them. And we sent an email to Ryan Park, the new Labor Shadow Minister for Health, on 1 Nov. last, attaching a copy of one of our posts for his information and comment, and it hasn’t even been acknowledged either.

We’re beginning to think these blokes don’t even come to work

Of course, we don’t expect Members of Parliament to answer all or any of the emails sent to them, but we would certainly expect that the various political parties would have people whose job it was to provide responses to emails from prospective voters.

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone

One of our readers, a retired GP, claims that, historically, there have been four really significant medical breakthroughs – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories, and Immunization. And further, that to these four can now be added a fifth, which he says is as significant as any – Low Dose Naltrexone. And we’re getting the impression that Low Dose Naltrexone may be the most significant of them all!

It’s been estimated that if everyone in Australia was on Low Dose Naltrexone, we’d need 20% less doctors – people would be consulting their doctors less often, they would be spending less time in hospital and so on and so on.

Is this an explanation as to why so few doctors seem to be getting into the business of advising on and perhaps prescribing it? why it’s so hard to find even just one who is? Whatever the explanation, to us, the extent to which so few doctors seem to be doing this is just remarkable.

Of course, there’s such a conflict of interest – so many vested interests, huge Pharmaceutical companies, huge Private Hospital organisations, and perhaps many doctors, interested in there being more sick people, not less.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. For instance are our politicians ever going to be doing anything about the fact that LDN perhaps could be saving taxpayers billions and billions of dollars? Or perhaps whether it’s more important to them to have the doctors onside? to be getting their votes?

But whatever happens, it’s got nothing to do with the fact that we, the people, you and I, can be experiencing the benefits of being on LDN today, right now.

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The NSW Ministry for Health in action

As has been reported, a couple went to the Fairfield Government hospital for help in having a baby and got none, and the baby died. Sure, the hospital may have been busy, but, to us, those responsible for giving everything else in the hospital at the time higher priority than helping a couple deliver a baby should be in gaol for manslaughter.

And when we wrote to Health Minister Hazzard asking if he cared, this is what we got back.

To us, this, as a response to any concerns there might be about a couple going to a Government Hospital for help in having a baby, and the baby dying as a result of them having got none, is ATROCIOUS RUBBISH – and tells us everything we might need to know about the NSW Ministry of Health, Minister Hazzard and, indeed, Premier Berejiklian.

Putting it another way, we think the people of New South Wales are in a lot of trouble if we  have a government that thinks this is an adequate response to the issues involved.

To us, it’s on a par with the response from the Coroner who looked into the matter, which boils down to – “Cheer up folks – the baby would have died anyway.”

To us, the worst thing about all this is that it sends a message to those at Fairfield Hospital that nobody cares how they perform. At the very least, we think that they should have received a “Please explain” email from Minster Hazzard, even if no action was subsequently taken.

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Some good news!

Some good news, albeit away from the field of of medical questions and answers.

We have often mentioned that we strongly believe that the best organisations to deal with, (a) have competent people in their employ whose job it is to address any concerns we, the people, may have in relation to dealing with that organisation, and (b), that these people are contactable by an ordinary email address which is readily available. And we have happened recently to come across an organisation – Wesfarmers – which we believe is like that exactly.

Wesfarmers is a conglomerate based in Perth, with, (according to the Wikipedia article,) 223,ooo employees, and about 40 subsidiaries,  including major organisations such as Bunnings and Officeworks. We knew that Officeworks was one of their subsidiaries, and something made us check Wesfarmers’ website when we were having some problems in dealing with our local Officeworks store. And we nearly fell over when, there, on the front page of their website was “info@wesfarmers.com.au!!!!!!” So, in our dealings with the local Officeworks store, we copied any emails we sent them to this email address, and the support we got from Wesfarmers itself within a few hours was SO helpful we were left quite flabbergasted.

Imagine if Ramsay Health Care, in particular, and other so-called health care organisations were anything like that, even the Westmead Government hospital and other Government hospitals – the world would be a very different place. We’ll keep searching for health care organisations that are anything like that. At present they’re extremely few and far between.

We say, “Ramsay Health Care, in particular,” because, in our view, if there’s an organisation in the whole wide world less likely to ever be like that, it’s Ramsay Health Care. Organisations like Ramsay want to be successful without the expense of having competent people in their employ whose job it is to address any concerns we may have in relation to dealing with them – and perhaps it’s us, the people, who are letting them.

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Dr Andrew James Brooks – Sydney Urologist 17

As we’ve reported in previous posts, one of our readers claims that, as someone in his late 70s, he was referred to Brooks for help with the frequency problem he was experiencing – he was having to get up 2 or 3 times a night to urinate; and that to quote from one of Brook’s letters to the referring GP – “I have recommended that he undergo a resection of the prostate.” (For which, incidentally, his fee was $3,2oo for less than an hour’s work.)  And further that, “I have explained the risks snd complications.”

Oh, yeah!!!

In other words, “I’ve explained that an inevitable consequence of this would be that his sex life would be largely ruined for the rest of his life, and although I haven’t got anything in writing to confirm this, he said he wouldn’t mind if his sex life was largely ruined for the rest of his life if he no longer had to get up 2 or 3 times a night to go to the toilet.”

Another of Brook’s lies???!!!

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P.S: As usual, a copy of this post has been sent to Brooks “for his information and comment,” using the email addresses we have for him – admin@westernurology.net.au and andrewbrooks@sydney.edu.au.  We’ve sent him similar emails on at least 40 occasions and are yet to get a single acknowledgement, let alone a single reply. Of course, when push comes to shove, people like Brooks always deny that they’ve received any emails sent to them. Because of this, we prefer to deal with people who send themselves an email every week or so, just to confirm that any emails they have are working. Brooks is even on record as saying that his email addresses are set up so that emails sent to him by patients are “weeded out” so that he doesn’t receive them!!!

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Dr Andrew James Brooks – Sydney Urologist 16

Further to previous posts on Dr Brooks, we’ve just, on Tue. 3 Sep. 2019, got a further letter by email from one of his henchmen, saying:-

So far, this response has been sent to him:-

And this:-

And this:-

If ever we get any responses to these, we’ll let you know.

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Dr Andrew James Brooks – Sydney Urologist 15

Further to this previous post, this was sent to Brooks’ business manager on Wed. 21 Aug. 2019.

We’ll let you know if we get a reply.

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Dr Andrew James Brooks – Sydney Urologist 14

We’ve put up 13 posts on Dr Brooks on this blog, over the years, and now this is a 14th.

Why have we put up so many posts on him? – firstly, because if people don’t start to steer clear of the Andrew Brooks of this world, and, secondly, if nothing can be done to stop the Andrew Brooks of this world from continuing to practice, then perhaps all is lost!

On three previous occasions, someone has rung us, making all sort of threats because of our posts, and each time we’ve said something like, “Send us something in writing, let’s get this all out in the open,” – and nothing has happened.

Well, today, on Mon. 19 Aug. 2019, we got this in writing, from a “Jack Wilson.”

So there you are readers. All we’ve ever really done is send Brooks emails setting out the black and white facts of the experiences our reader claims to have had with him, and provide him with invitations to tell his side of the story – to which he’s never responded.

On the next day – Tue. 20 Aug. 2019 – this was sent, by way of reply.

We’ll let you know if we get a response.

A Thu. 22 Aug. 2019 update: Nothing yet from Brooks or his mate.

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