A Launceston resident has reportedly been waiting 5 years for a colonoscopy procedure, after experiencing some concerning symptoms back in 2014.
With recent stool tests returning positive for blood and a family history of bowel cancer, Max* was upgraded to priority 1 in October, which should have seen him admitted within 30 days.
However, approximately two months on, Max is still waiting for his procedure, with a further 6-9 month wait time predicted by his hospital.
At a loss of where to turn, Max’s partner Mary* calls in to share the concerning story with Martin Agatyn, pleading for something to be done to speed things along.
*Names have been changed.
Off the back of Martin's chat with Mary, Tasmania Talks listeners call in to discuss their similar experiences.