"I feel like I’ve been completely left in the dark"
About: Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Exeter EX1 1PQ
Posted by Syphon528 (as ),
I had been to my GP in Devon to deal with diabetes. I was referred by my GP to DART. However, when I phoned DART I was told that there were no appointments available.
I think it is terrible that a referral service cannot offer appointments. They haven’t even given me a date; they’ve just told me that they will get in touch over the phone.
I’ve just discovered I am diabetic and it’s a worrying time. I want everything sorted in the first few weeks. My appointment is for management of my type 2 diabetes, I don’t even know yet if I’ll need tablets or an injection.
I’m now shook up, at 61 I am worrying about my health and this delay could cause me problems. I feel like I’ve been completely left in the dark.
I must say though that my GP’s surgery (Exwick Health Centre) has been first class.