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Launceston man in fifth year of colonoscopy wait

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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.

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