"The quality and expertise of the ..."
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Posted by jo (as ),
What I liked
The quality and expertise of the medical staff is very good. I feel I am in the hands of people who know about my disease - which my local NHS hospital cannot offer.
What could be improved
With a chronic liver disease I attend Clinic 5 every 3 months on a Thursday - it is really busy every time and my appointments are often over an hour late. And the 10 minutes appt. does not give long enough to discuss issues. I think this clinic is overwhelmed by the number of patients.
I never wait for blood tests now due to a great disparity between the numbers waiting and the staff available, but come back at a quieter time the following week. Often the wait can be 1 hour or more. I live many miles from Addenbrookes, but I return the following week for blood test at a quieter time of the day. I have tried to get my local hospital to do the blood tests and send them to Addenbrookes, but this has never been carried out successfully.