"Long wait for appointment with pain team"

About: Seacroft Hospital / Pain Management

(as the patient),

After waiting over 8 months for an initial appointment I then received injections in to my spine and am now on a waiting list for a follow up appointment (having received not even a letter or phone call after my injections which were preformed under x-ray in theatre).

I had these injections in January and now in August I am being told I will not get an appointment till after October. I asked if there was a cancellation list to join and was told the only was to maybe speed the process up was to have my GP. write to them.

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Stefk

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I would like to offer my most sincere apologies for the long wait and lack of communication regarding your appointment. I appreciate that that this must be very distressing for you. In order to resolve this issue, could you please contact the Trust’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0113 2067168 or email patient.relations@leedsth.nhs.uk

Kind regards


Senior Nurse Patient Experience

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