"My daughter is still waiting for treatment, 33 weeks since her referral"

About: Royal Stoke University Hospital

(as a relative),

My daughter was refered to orthopaedics in April and has been moved from one department to another then from one waiting list to another. It feels to me as though this is so they can keep restarting her 18 week waiting time limit. So far she is up to 33 weeks waiting for treatment.

She is only 13 and in constant pain. In my opinion, the hospital staff are rude and I feel as if they have basically told her 'tough'.

I would never use this hospital again in my choose and book.

She is a child. It feels as though she is treated like she has no rights in this hospital. They can keep moving her to another waiting list when she gets close to the end of her 18 week time limit and it seems to me that there is nothing we can do about it.

Lets hope she is treated soon but I wont hold my breath. She could still be waiting this time next year.

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