I write about my dismay and disadvantage plus an enormous frustration regarding the lack of communication and joined up working between NHS Dumfries and Galloway and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
Why has the communication between the two health boards been absolutely non-existent. Each health board had no idea of e.g. pre existing conditions, inoculations, investigations, which have to be sourced by a letter from a Primary Health Provider, taking up yet more time from a busy GP.
Why can't routine procedures not be done at a local level (local medical centre/ Galloway Community Hospital) and the results readily available to NHS Greater Glasgow. This would save referrals a x 5 hour round trip to Glasgow hospitals, not including finding a space to park the car, plus the time for the appointment? It's all very well for a clinician to state, "Come back and we'll do a routine blood test," when one can be done at a local level, with a 15 minute round trip including time to park the car and appointment time. But no, this does not seem to be the case.
It's not that we have ourselves elected to go to Glasgow hospitals, we've been referred to services within Glasgow hospitals by clinicians within Dumfries and Galloway health care provision.
What would happen if the patient was not able to drive? Why is the procedure not more 'joined up' in it's way of thinking or working with the patients and members of staff/departments/hospitals?
In this day and age, we have more communication at our fingertips, yet the NHS seems resistant to maximize it! This falls at the expense of there patients' time and the NHS clinical procedures and again, time.
It is supposed to be one NHS Scotland? This can't be right and it is most certainly extremely unjust.
"Lack of communication between NHS D&G and GG&C"
About: Galloway Community Hospital / Gynaecology Galloway Community Hospital Gynaecology DG9 7DQ Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Assisted Conception Services Glasgow Royal Infirmary Assisted Conception Services G4 0SF
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