This posting, originally a Norwegian e-mail, has been edited and shortened in order to adjust it to the blog and remove persons names and roles:
I was at Rikshospitalet in order to “nag one more time” today. Have moved up 10 spots since April, and is now in the 49th place. With the pace of operations since April, It will be my turn sometime autumn 2009…
The otolaryngology-department (ØNH) tells me that Rikshospitalet recently have established their own coordinator for the “Faster back to work”-fund. (new readers can read this general document about the Norwegian effort for a more inclusive work life)
The ØNH-department are as per today NOT “connected” to this fund.
A few weeks back I made my physician to resend the application according to instructions found on this page: http://www.nav.no/805343159.cms (the link is named ” Fastlegebrev 15-03-07 (pdf)”.
ØNH received this new application , but tells me in clear text that it won’t do much good as long as it hasn’t been sent to the “Faster back to work” coordinator. I ask if they can send the previous application to said person for me. Answer is: sure, but it won’t do much good. Better if you send a new one from you physician. (???)
ØNH also adds a question mark as to wether there exist enough medical expertise capacity enough to do any operation outside the ordinary queue under the “Faster back to work”-fund (it’s not supposed to suppress the ordinary health-queue) (it is a silent referral to the recent budget cutbacks in here…). They understandably decline to answer my questions plainly. It isn’t their job to say anything about these things anyway….
My physician re-sent the application to given address/person yesterday (this is the 5th application we’ve made in order to get me examined for the CI-operations).
I hope we can work together constructively in order to find a quicker solution for me and a lasting solution for others who most certainly will follow me.
It is a hopeless situation to spend these years in a health-queue. And it’s a waste of welfare money, to say the least! These money could have been invested in my health instead, they would have given a much greater dividend to Norway Inc!
Use my blog for what it’s worth! A lot of information is there going some time back… I also hope to announce news about response from the Norwegian Treasury Department soon. I have received word that it has been worked on a response to my letter to them.