About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by Anonymous
At my last visit (December 2014) I was told that my review date had changed from the current 12 months to 3 months, the presumption being that a significant change had taken place in my aneurism. Insufficient detail was provided despite a request to do so. At my latest visit I was retained on the 3 month return but an explanation was provided as to why, in that National Standards had changed & that in December given the change that had taken place I would normally have been put on 6 months not 3, but that 6 moth visits are no longer part of the scheme. I was also informed about the options re potential surgery in that if straightforward (leg entry) could be performed locally at Blackburn. If complex (entry via stomach) need to move to one of Manchester or Walton to receive treatment. This information was much more adequate and i was very pleased as it put my mind at rest which was not the case on the last visit to the clinic where questions were left in the air leading to unrest in my mind. it took me about 1 week to return to normal!!!