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"Lengthy wait for biopsy results"

About: University Hospital Wishaw / Day Surgery University Hospital Wishaw / Endoscopy University Hospital Wishaw / Gastroenterology

(as a service user),

I had gastroscopy and colonoscopy taken 8 weeks ago where numerous biopsies were taken. I was advised results would take between 4 -6 weeks, nursing staff informed me if i hadn’t heard within 6 weeks to call GP. At 6 weeks called but no results, at 8  weeks  I called my GP again to ask about results but results still pending. Called hospital but receptionist told me my results would go straight to GP as i was not attached to any hospital consultant. 

Whilst I appreciate the pressures the NHS is currently experiencing I am growing increasingly worried about results, but no news is good news” right?  I am curious as to how long I have to wait as I keep getting told  “6 weeks is a guideline”. 

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Response from Jean MacDonald, Quality Improvement Co-ordinator, NHS Lanarkshire 2 weeks ago
Jean MacDonald
Quality Improvement Co-ordinator,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 06/01/2022 at 09:39
Published on Care Opinion at 09:39

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Good morning Schrödinger's cat

Many thanks for sharing your story on Care Opinion regarding your test results after attending University Hospital Wishaw.

I am sorry to hear of the lengthy wait for your results which must be stressful.

I would like to advise you to contact my colleague Yvonne Ross, Patient Affairs Manager on Tel no. 01698 366558 who can discuss your issue in more detail.

In the meantime, I wish you well and again thank you for sharing your story on Care Opinion.

Best wishes


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