"Appointment system/ waiting for a bed!"

About: Neath Port Talbot Hospital / General Surgery

(as the patient),

I have endomitriosis, I was diagnosed at 17 things were fine until 2013, as I hadn't seen my consultant for 3 months my GP had to refer me again. That was done, then I got worse in absolute agony and am now on mst and oxycodone at the age of 20. First appointments told me that they had received an emergency referral on January 2nd, still they could not give me an appointment. My GP tried admitting me into hospital but no beds. A month later after the emergency referral I now have an appointment coming up again. This is disgusting but apparently there is nothing can be done. I have no life due to being drowsy all the time from the tablets, I am still in pain plus I cannot attend my university course down to this on going spell! There is no system anymore it seems too me, no one wants to listen to you unless you pay private or are fatally ill! The system needs to be looked at as I am sick of being pushed from pillar to post and being told different things all the time.

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Response from Norma Owen, Patient Experience Manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

On the 3rd January 2017 we have subscribed to Patient Opinion in order to be able to respond to feedback in relation to Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board comments. We appreciate your comment was posted some time ago but we are only now in a position to respond and would like to offer you the opportunity to contact us if you still wish to discuss the comments made above. Please contact me on 01656 753706

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