"Time to get referred taking too long"
About: Leicester General Hospital Leicester General Hospital Leicester LE5 4PW
Posted by Mr Mayhew
I saw the consultant on the 9th April - very good, thorough and straight to the point. Recommended I had an MRI scan before he could recommend a course of treatment. Very pleased with this as I have been asking to be referred for one by my GP for at least a year. Since the consultation I have been chasing a date for the scan, only to be told by radiology that they haven't yet received any referral. I find this ridiculous - so far it's taken 10 weeks for a bit of paper to travel from one department to another, and it still hasn't arrived. Once radiology receive the referral there's apparently a 6 week wait for the scan. To make the matter worse, the neurology dept rarely answers the phone. Not good.