"Rheumatology outpatient waiting times"
About: Watford General Hospital / Rheumatology Watford General Hospital Rheumatology WD18 0HB
Posted by Screenname321 (as ),
There are always very long waits to be seen and also appointments are not booked as you leave - you have to wait to be sent your next appointment. Mine is already a month over due and still no sign of an appointment. To be honest I don't mind, I just think it would be polite to send a letter to patients, that explains that rheumatology is very busy at the moment and subsequent out patient appointment dates will be delayed as a result. It's not the fact the appointment is late that bothers me - I have no urgent need to be seen at all, it's the lack of communication that I find difficult.
I guessed the reason as to why I haven't received an appointment. I have no idea why I haven't received an appointment, but presume this to be the most likely case in an over stretched department.
Ps this is most definitely not the first time I have had the same issue, it's been going on for years.