Bone Doctor is working as a GP at the moment. Sorry, General Practitioner, your family type doctor. The local ladies who wear sensible shoes are queuing up for her to do their pap smears. I have no knowledge of what that is all about and I have no desire to know.
A press story broke in her local news about our negligent hospital and medical system and how it failed a child and the parents. But all is not how it seems, rather different to how it was reported in the local newspapers. Yes, medical systems in Australia do fail. You have to look no further than blogger Therese Mackay and read her book to see how our medical system can really go horribly wrong with a tragic outcome. But in this case, it would not have if the parents followed Bone Doctor's recommendation when she saw the child. BD could not diagnose but suspected and advised attending a hospital emergency ward for tests immediately. The parents ignored the advice and over the next couple of days went to another doctor, and then another, perhaps searching for something instantaneous. The child almost died from something that could have easily been cured once tests and a diagnosis had been done.
Bone Doctor is not really being blamed, just being mentioned. BD feels no guilt and nor should she. She acted correctly. Sometimes we feel we know better than our doctors, and perhaps at times we do, but there are nothing like tests to help reach a diagnosis.