The email shown below was sent to Premier Berejiklian on 15/2/21, with a similar email being sent to Health Care Complaints Commissioner, Sue Dawson, on the same day.
Because Dr Brooks always denies receiving any emails or faxes we send him, he has been advised of the existence of this website by Australia Post, and that he will be deemed to have received anything put up on it.
If we ever received any comments on anything put up on it, we’ll let our readers know.
I was referred to Dr Andrew J Brooks for help with the frequency problem I was experiencing – I was having to get up 2 0o 3 times a night to urinate.
Dr Brooks’ diagnosis was that it was because my bladder had become small, (with a capacity of only 200 mls) and muscular over the years, on the basis of which he recommended certain treatment – treatment for which, incidentally, he charged $3,200 for less than an hours work!
I had his treatment, which ended up costing me more than $6,000, for his fee and hospital charges, and wasn’t helped in any way! – I still had the frequency problem exactly the same. AND I was damaged for life in a highly personal way – it can’t be reversed.
Dr Brooks had reported to my GP, “I have explained the risks and complications,” including that his treatment didn’t work in one case out of five and that it would ALWAYS damage me for life, which, of course, was one of his many lies – he hadn’t at all.
As I’ve learnt since, it was much more likely that, far from being small and muscular, my bladder was relatively normal in size and weak – in which case, nothing could be done. Made more likely by the fact that Brooks has failed to provide the results of any tests which might confirm his diagnosis; despite the fact that I’ve made many requests to get a copy of these tests; despite the fact that I am entitled to them by law, and despite the fact that I even sought help from the NSW Privacy Commissioner to get them and even she gave up in the end.
It had obviously been all about Brooks getting his hands on $3,200 for less than an hours work. That Brooks should believe he’d get away with this tells you all you’d ever want to know about how it is in New South Wales, and in particular, the effectiveness or otherwise of the Health Care Complaints Commission, and the effectiveness or otherwise of our politicians, in particular, Premier Berejiklian.
That, from past experiences with the Health Care Complaints Commission and Premier Berejiklian, Brooks probably WILL get away with this, that he will almost certainly have the last laugh, tells you even more.
If you, premier Berejiklian, ever gave the slightest indication that you cared about any of this, it could make SUCH a difference.
I realise I’m probably risking my life kicking up a fuss about this – Brooks has to be regarded as a highly dangerous person if he’s prepared to damage patients for life, it doesn’t just happen, it always happens, with the treatments he recommends and carries out, just to get his hands on another $3,200 for less than an hours work.
The irony is that if I’d been bashed up by a street thug and, as a consequence, had suffered the lifelong damage that resulted from my treatment by Brooks, that that street thug, if caught up with, would almost certainly have been sent to gaol, perhaps for a very long time.
A 21 Feb. 21 update: Not even an acknowledgement from either Premier Berejiklian or Commissioner Dawson – let alone a reply. Not that we were expecting either form either of them.