"Communication failure - Hospitals to GP"
About: Leicester General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Leicester General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics LE5 4PW Queen's Medical Centre / General medicine Queen's Medical Centre General medicine NG7 2UH
Posted by Col (as ),
In August last year I was referred to Leicester General Hospital for an Ultrasound Scan after a shoulder injury. This was carried out one hour after the appointed time and that was the last I heard about it. No report was made to my GP.
Folowing this in November, I saw a doctor at the Leicester Spire Hospital (NHS referral) who asked for an Xray. This revealed that the shoulder was out of joint, which could only be rectified by major surgery. Special exercises would provide some relief and these would be sent to my GP. Again (and despite several phone calls) no report or excercises were received.
In contrast a GP recent referrasl to Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham for suspected DVT resulted in a prompt report, as did a private referral to consultants at the Park Hospital, Nottingham, for suspected internal haemorrhage.