"waste of time"

About: Derriford Hospital

This department at hospital seem to be playing with patient waiting times. Constant excuses for things not being done.

No feedback from consultants, even my Gp cant seem to get answers.

Has asked another hospital for a second opinion. It seems this hospital is trying to save money by doing as little as possible & playing roulette with peoples lives. It all seems a % game to them. If you only have an 8% chance of some form of gastric cancer, they leave you. Well theres are 11 out of 12 chance they will be right init. So why waste their money checking. 7 times l have needed ambulance since Easter for severe gastric problems. Passed out many time due to not being able to breathe. The doctor & their teams advice learn breathing techniques. Thanks doc.

More interested in flower gardens and expensive artwork than patient care.They are canceling patient operations to save money yet spend millions every year on refurbishment of their offices & gardens. Total waste of time.

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Response from Claire Jukes, Patient Experience Support, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Stephen

I was very sorry to read of the concerns you have written above. I would very much like to look into this further for you but as the Patient Opinion website is anonymous I’d be very grateful if you could email me directly to claire.jukes@nhs.net.

With best wishes

Claire Jukes

Patient Experience Support Manager

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