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About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary

I have a 4 year old little boy who has had swollen lymth glands it been going on for a couple of months we went to our gp this morning the doctor referred us to to hospital to find out he couldnt even get a blood test for 16 days absoloutly discusting we ended up at worksop hospital couldnt of askd for better treatment we been worried out of our mind waiting for the tests to come back if it was the c word so a big thanks to worksop dri u should be ashamed of yourselfs worst hpspital in uk

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Response from Doncaster Royal Infirmary

We would like to apologise for what appears to be a system failure on this occasion when trying to arrange this test to be completed. The Children's Out Patient Department does perform a service for non-urgent requests by GP's. On this occasion attempts should have been made to ensure an early appointment date and time was available. The Senior Sister is going to speak to the member of staff involved and also ensure that all staff are fully aware of the responsibility to book bloods in a timely manner based on the clinical history each individual child. I am pleased to note that Ward A3 at Bassetlaw Hospital was able to undertake this request to provide reassurance to the family. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention to enable us to review our current system within the department.

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