"Stuck in the dark ages."

About: Wythenshawe Hospital

The orthopaedics team are always drastically behind with their appointment times. Having been under their care since September 2013, every appointment has been between one and three hours late. Due to personal reasons I have had to move home, three-and-a-half hours away by car. Rather than refer me to my now nearest hospital to transfer my care, I have been advised I have to register with my new GP here, wait the 6-9 weeks it usually takes for me paper notes to transfer and then 8+ weeks from then to have my referral processed. Anyone would think it was 1814, not 2014. MRI managed to do this for me fine with my gastro care transfer.

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for your comments which have been reviewed by the Orthopaedic Management team. At present we run 10 fracture clinics a wekk with 7 new patients and 20 review patients being seen at each clinic. We also run an elective clinic where, on average, 21 patients are seen. Most new patients are sent fo x-ray after being seen by the medical team and then have to return to clinic to see if any action needs to be taken. This does add to the length of time patients are in clinic. The timing of clinics depends on the mobility of the patient, the waiting times in x-ray and the seniority of the doctors in clinic. If you would like furtehr infromation specific to your case, please contact the Patietn Experience Manager on 0161 291 5381 who will be pleased to assist.

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