"Waited ages."

About: Royal Preston Hospital

I attended outpatients today my appointment was 4pm and i was seen at 6.05pm, after the long wait i was beyond caring about anything and just wanted to get home. The Dr i saw couldnt apologise more, but i feel later appointments are better and in future will ask for one.

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Response from Rhona Hartley, Head of Patient Experience and Customer Care, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the lengthy delay you encountered when attending the outpatients' clinic and apologise for the frustration caused as a result of that. The Trust has been working, and continues to work to reform outpatient services and to improve the experience of our patients who attend for outpatient appointments, and we are sorry that, on this occasion you did not experience any of the benefits that have resulted from that work programme.

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Response from Royal Preston Hospital

Thank you for telling us of your experience. We are sorry to hear of the lengthy wait you experienced when attending the outpatient clinic. Your comments have been noted and will be reviewed to identify opportunities for improvement and any actions that may be necessary.

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