"Extreme back pain"

About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow / General surgery

(as a relative),

My husband has had back pain for the last 3 years which has got progressively worse. He has attended the dr and has had numerous scans done. He was under a doctor at the Queen Elizabeth's in Glasgow and now been referred to on to another doctor as he needs complex spinal surgery. He is taking heavy duty medication which is affecting his personality and as such our lives. He is in pain constantly and the man I love is fading in front of my eyes. After being referred to the neurosurgeon we thought at last we would be getting him sorted so imagine my distress when he called this morning to enquire about the timescale to see the neurosurgeon and he was told it could be anywhere from 35 to 40 WEEKS. We have already waited 8 Weeks. So in actual fact it's nearly a year to see him. What happened to the 12 week appointment promise?  


Response from Elaine Burt, Chief Nurse, Regional Services, NHSGGC 13 months ago
Elaine Burt
Chief Nurse, Regional Services,
Submitted on 30/07/2019 at 09:07
Published on Care Opinion at 09:07

Dear Suzyquirnbru,

I was sorry to read of your husband's position and the worry this has caused you. If you could contact Nicole McInally in our Patient Experience Team (0141 201 0309) or mailto:Nicole.McInally@ggc.scot.nhs.uk with your husband's details I can ask one of the manager's in the Neurosurgical Team to contact you.


Elaine Burt

Chief Nurse

Regional Services

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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