"appointments keep being cancelled"

About: Royal Blackburn Hospital

absolutely fed up to the back teeth with this department I was due an appointment last December which was cancelled and waited for a new one which didn't arrive I had to ring myself to remind them I needed another which I then received and low and behold they have just cancelled that one too now bearing in mind I'm supposed to be seen to every nine months and it has now been over 18 months I now feel this to be detrimental to my eye sight surely this can not be right and reading previous reviews it seems to be the norm so it leaves me no option but to now go down the complaints procedure feel totally let down

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Response from Royal Blackburn Hospital

Many thanks for your feedback on your experience of our Ophthalmology Service, and thank-you for taking the time to do so. I am very sorry that your appointments have been cancelled and will make sure your concerns are passed onto the team. If you would like to talk through your concerns with one of our Patient Experience team you can either contact me (Melissa Almond) on 01254 734087 or email me on Melissa.almond@elht.nhs.uk Or if you prefer you can discuss further any concerns you may have about our services with our East Lancashire Hospitals Trust Customer Relations team on 01254 733700 or complaints@elht.nhs.uk who can advise you of your options in raising these concerns further. If you would like to share your experience in confidence with an independent organisation please contact Healthwatch BwD on 01254 504985 or info@healthwatchblackburnwithdarwen.co.uk

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