"7 year old waiting for tonsils out, Ear Nose..."

About: Ipswich Hospital

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Our 7 year old has been waiting for an appointment at Ear Nose Throat clinic. We got a letter today saying the appointment for 25 November has been cancelled. That would already have been 11 weeks. Then there would be a wait for the operation. So far he has missed 22 days from school in 6 months due to tonsillitis. In frustration we went to a private consultant tonight which cost £150. He told us although our child needs his tonsils out, we would have to keep waiting for nhs treatment. The alternative is £2500 for a private op. Disgusting that nhs do not offer better treatment for a 7 year old. Especially as we have paid into the tax system for 22 years and had nothing back.

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Response from Ipswich Hospital

Really sorry to learn of your concerns. I am sorry that technical problems have meant that we have not been able to post a response. Would you be able to get in touch with us directly so that we can discuss in person? The number to call is 01473 702064.

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