Old Singaporean man has to wait one year to see specialist at Changi General Hospital

I AM a 73-year-old Singaporean. Late last month, I went to the polyclinic for my usual check-up.

I asked the doctor to refer me to Changi General Hospital as I also had a slight backache.

The earliest appointment date Changi General Hospital has available is some time next year. I find this extremely unacceptable, especially since I live near the hospital.

I then asked to be referred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which gave me an appointment in July, which is reasonable.

What I don’t understand is the long waiting time to see a doctor at Changi General Hospital. An old man waiting nearly a year to see a doctor – is this acceptable?

Tan Boon Hai

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