"Delays of appointments for acute services pain clinic"
About: Wishaw General Hospital Wishaw General Hospital Wishaw ML2 0DP
Posted by PGREIG (as ),
I waited nearly a year to get my original appointment. Once I saw the consultant, I was given an appointment to see the nurse, which was delayed on several occasions due to unforseen circumstances.
My last appointment with the nurse was May 2014. I was referred back to the consultant and an appointment arranged for August 2015. I called thinking it was a typing error, only to find out it is correct.
I complained and asked to go on cancellation list and I am willing to come in at one hours notice. I have now received a new appointment delaying my date to November 2015, again due to unforseen circumstances. This will be nearly 18 months since I last spoke or saw anyone. I think this time lapse, considering the pain I am in is unacceptable.
All that said, I do have to say when I did see the nurse and the doctor, the care and advice given was outstanding.