For GP care, the NBN is just a New Bloody Nuisance

Don’t we all love challenges?  But maybe not this one.


The phone was dead.

It is Monday morning, 9am and no one can get through.

That’s because communication is now routed through the unreliable NBN. This seems to happen with an annoying frequency on a day or two every few months.

The last time it occurred, a patient visiting from overseas, unable to contact the surgery by telephone, presented to the door, remarking that the system here was worse than what he experienced living in a developing country.

Not that I