A Perth cardiologist has lashed out at national airline Qantas, saying regular flight delays were potentially putting country patients at risk.Talk about office overhead. I wonder how he covers the expense of airfare?
Western Cardiology consultant Johan Janssen has flown to Kalgoorlie every Monday for the past five years. This year, only about four of 20 flights have been on time, with some experiencing delays of up to four hours.
Dr Janssen said even one-hour delays on May 19 and 26, both due to mechanical problems, could have had a devastating effect on his patients.
“I’m so busy I’m booked three months in advance, so if I’m an hour late between five and 10 patients can’t see me,” Dr Janssen said.
“Some are really upset because they don’t feel well and if they’re elderly they can’t travel to Perth,” he said.