Latest industry research reveals patients are waiting more than 100 days for admission to a public hospital – an increase of around 40% in the past two years.In the latest Health Care & Insurance research (2009), Ipsos Australia surveyed some 5,500 Australians about all aspects of healthcare and health insurance. What they found was that while people’s perception of public hospital waiting lists was that they were steady – or even declining – the actual average waiting time for admission to a public hospital has increased by around 40% – from 73 days to more than 100 days – in the past two years. That’s a whopping wait for anyone suffering from a painful, distressing, uncomfortable or debilitating health condition.
Imagine waiting from New Year’s Day till ANZAC Day for a hospital admission.
In contrast, the average reported waiting time for admission for patients with private hospital cover is just over 20 days: 80-odd days faster.
With private hospital cover, you can cut your wait short and take charge of when and where you receive treatment, and who treats you. That’s the kind of control you need when you or someone in your family is unwell. So take control of your health care and find your right health cover with HICA.