"Getting blood test results"
About: Queen's Hospital (Romford) Queen's Hospital (Romford) Romford RM7 0AG
Posted by Anonymous
On my last visit to my consultant we agreed that we would run one more blood test and also refer me to another hospital. The consultant told me that I could get the blood test results by email in about a week. This turns out to be wrong. The only way to obtain blood test results is to either see the consultant again, (which is a waste of time for them and me) or pay £10 and wait 21-40 days to get my medical notes. Apparently admin staff aren't allowed to give out results, which seems crazy when everyone knows that if you have a blood test done via a GP, their receptionists are more than happy to give you your results on the phone. So, it's now been two weeks since my blood test, I know my results are in but they are being kept secret from me. Fortunately I was going to request my medical notes anyway as I want to go private to speed things up, and they want my notes. No doubt eventually I will be permitted to know my blood test results... I have not awarded the hospital any stars, as overall I found nothing to recommend this hospital. The hospital seems slow, inefficient, staff unhappy, unfriendly and stressed, and in more than one case unprofessional bordering on incompetent.