"Biopsy Lab taking forever, lack of staff/resources..."

About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

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I've been in pain for over 2 months I had an endoscopy on the 1st August where tissue sample were taken. My consultant has been chasing for them and marked them as urgent but apparently there's a back log. I'm sorry but I'm suffering every day and can't get the treatment I need because some lab department don't have the resource to examine my biopsy samples. Over 2 weeks is just unacceptable

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Response from Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

We are very sorry for any delay in receiving your results. We would like to look into this, please contact our Patient Advices and Liaison Service (PALS) team on 01872 252793, who will be able to help.

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