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"Very long waiting time for referral"

About: Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) / Ear, Nose & Throat

(as a parent/guardian),

My daughter has been suffering from recurrent ear infections ( every 2 weeks for over 6 months now). 4 months ago, our GP sent the referral to ENT at Sick Kids and we haven't heard anything yet. GP refuses to give us any antibiotics, so I have to see my daughter (2 year old) suffering for this long. Besides, I am very concerned of any scaring or potential damage to her ears/hearing!

Is there anyway we could speed up the process?


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Response from Jeannette Morrison, Head of Patient Experience, NHS Lothian

Dear mummyS

I am very sorry to hear about your daughter's ear infections.

Please can you contact the Patient Experience Team so that we can look into this for you. Our contact details are:

Email -

Telephone - 0131 536 3370

In writing to: 2 - 4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

Look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards


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