"Being denied a second opinion"

About: Dr Gray's Hospital / Women's Services

(as the patient),

I live in Grampian Health Board area. I am only able to walk, with help of sticks, because of pain in my legs. This has been investigated and I was told by Doctor that they didn't know the cause of pain, or my not being able to walk.

When I suggested it might be because of an implant I was told I was just scaremongering and compared me to the people who said there were side effects from MRM vaccine and all the trouble that caused the Medical Profession.

Since January I have 4 times requested a second opinion, the last time was in August. After all this time, it is not going to happen, but I am surely entitled to be told the reason I am being turned down.

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Response from NHS Grampian

Dear Catrina

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. All feedback is important to us as we see it as an opportunity to learn and improve. In order to help us do this and to investigate your concerns you are invited to get in touch with our Nurse Consultant for Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Her name is Linda Oldroyd and she can be contacted by telephone on 01224 558449 or by email loldroyd@nhs.net

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