"Appointment cancelled with no notification!"

About: Queen Margaret Hospital / General Surgery

(as the patient),

I arrived at Dunfermline Queen Margaret Hospital yesterday afternoon for my appointment only to be told it had been cancelled and I should have been told. I wasn't told!

Given I had taken time off from work to travel and to attend this appointment I find it absolutely disgraceful that I wasn't notified. It was a huge inconvenience to myself and to my employer.

Furthermore I was informed that my "6 month" check-up has now been re-scheduled for September. That will have been a year since my biopsy and again, I find this absolutely disgraceful!

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Response from Louise Ewing, Patient Relations Manager, NHS Fife

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Dear Bubble1974

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience concerning your hospital appointment. This should not have happend and I am sorry that it did. I can make sure your post is shared; however I would also be keen to speak to you directly to gather some more details from you, so that I can look into the reasons behind the cancellation and check the situation with regards to your further appointment.

Please feel free to contact me directly on 01592 648069


Louise Ewing

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