"Genetic Heamochromatosis Treatment"

About: University Hospital Of North Durham

The the number of visits that have involved puncture wounds to veins that I feel are unnecessary to myself. An excessive amount of monitoring where results have been not given has meant that more puncture wounds into arms. This has occurred at Durham University Hospital. Why a fixed time for venesection has not been given. In literature it recommends fixing a period when maintenance for treatment is happening. An agreed 3 months time has been set but this is not been followed.

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Response from University Hospital Of North Durham

Thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit to the Haematology department at University Hospital of North Durham I am sorry to read of your concerns and would be very happy to discuss these with you if you wish, we would be able to look into waiting times for you. If you feel this would be useful please contact the Trust’s Patient Experience Team on 0800 7835774. If you would prefer to contact us by e-mail, our address is patient.experience@cddft.nhs.uk Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: - Patient Experience Team Darlington Memorial Hospital Hollyhurst Road Darlington County Durham DL3 6HX If you do decide to contact us, please make us aware that you have left comments on the NHS Choices website. The Trust is grateful for all feedback, positive or negative, as it means we can better understand what is important to our patients. Thank you for leaving your comments on NHS Choices. Patient Experience Team County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0800 7835774

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