"Communication and consideration 0/10"

About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

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Today it is 5 weeks since I was referred to the Vic for an investigation of pain in a breast. I had a mamogram and ultrasound followed by a biopsy.Although the doctor said the mamogram and ultrasound seemed Ok he did the biopsy " to be on the safe side". Since then I have heard nothing despite numerous telephone calls asking for information about the tests I have been left in limbo with no consideration for the fact that I have been left worrying about what the future may or may not hold for me. promises made by various staff that they would call me back have been broken and assurances that a letter would be received "by the weekend" have proved to be worthless. I am absolutely disgusted by the total inconsideration shown .

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Response from Paul Jebb, Assistant Director of Nursing (patient experience), Clinical Governance, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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We are very sorry that you experience poor care. Unfortunately without any further details we would be unable to provide information or investigate this matter. This concern has been passed to the breast care team but If you are willing to speak to the Nurse Consultant or one of the breast care nurses please do not hesitate to call them on 01253 303493.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to someone in our Patient Relations team, please contact 01253 655588.



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