About: St Richard's Hospital St Richard's Hospital PO19 6SE
Posted by karen
My appointment with the doctor on the 24th March was canceled with no follow on appointment.
I phoned today and was told "Rheumatology is an over subscribed service" The next appointment is the 15th September 2016 ,this would mean a year in between appointments.
I cant believe a hospital of this size has just one Rheumatologist working . Cant they get a locum doctor to run the clinics??? My only hope is that he will allow a clinic to be over booked, not ideal but its better than waiting 6 months.
I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis ,i have had to to stop my anti inflammatory tablets as they were giving me Acid Reflux . I only said to my GP on Friday "its alright i see the consultant in 2 weeks " ,famous last words.
I now face the next 6 months in pain day and night.
I now wish that BUPA had taken over the contract as they might have had more than one Rheumatologist on the books .