"Appointment at Ayr Hospital"
About: Ayr Hospital / Respiratory Medicine Ayr Hospital Respiratory Medicine KA6 6DX
Posted by rolypom (as ),
My daughter was given an appointment in July to attend the Respiratory Clinic as it was suspected she had sleep apnoea. Due to a cancellation by ourselves, due to illness, an appointment was finally set for 6. 30 in the evening.
As we live 30 miles from the hospital, travelling through rush hour traffic presents a real problem and took approx. an hour and a half by car. We arrived at reception at 6. 15 and my daughter was taken almost immediately to have her weight and height checked, and she was asked to complete a questionnaire.
We then sat until 7. 30 before she was called to see the doctor. After asking 3 questions, he said he did not believe she had sleep apnea, but would arrange for a test anyway. The consultation lasted less than 5 minutes.
The appointment time and consultation time were both wholly unacceptable, and after this experience, we have been left with less faith in the hospital which we always considered one of the best.