"Closure of Gynaecology Clinics"

About: St George's Hospital (Tooting) (London)

I have received a letter 4 weeks ago informing me that the Gynaecology Clinics have closed down and that in future all patients will have to go to Croydon.

I find this unbelievable as these clinics were always full and very hard to get a 3 month appointment. I have to come every 3 months to have a pesary checked for my prolapses and this could create a lot of problems if it is not taken out and checked every 3 months I am now 2 weeks overdue for this appointment and every time I ring

I am told I am on the list. This is really very worrying as I am beginning to get a lot of discomfort and pain at the moment.

I just don't know what else I can do to get an appointment maybe contact my MP or maybe the newspapers. I just cant believe they can close a massive department like this at one of the biggest teaching hospitals.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Margaret Ryder

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Response from St George's Hospital (Tooting)

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on your concerns with St. George's Hospital.

The trust has taken the difficult decision to close the urogynaecology sub-specialty service.

Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is available to feed back comments on dissatisfaction in a service that patients have experienced.

By providing PALS with more information on yourself PALS would be able to feed back to the area your dissatisfaction in the service.

PALS is available on 020 8725 2453 or by email on pals@stgeorges.nhs.uk

The telephone is busy but PALS make every effort to contact patients.

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