"Rheumutology Dept"

About: Broadgreen Hospital / Rheumatology

Disagnosed in May with 'inflammatory arthritis . Haven't seen my consultant since and been informed by her secretary probably won't till next year as I'll just be seeing my nurse on follow up appointments now! Been given conflicting diagnosis's from my consultant and specialist nurse. Neither pay much attention or seem concerned. Been put on Methetrexate and been unhappy with side effects which when I've raised my concerns have been dismissed. In pain everyday with my once happy healthy and fit life being turned upside down . Only people I can talk to are my physiotherapists who are lovely and take time to listen. My GP try's their best and has been supportive but they're not trained in rheumatology. Very unhappy and want to change my consultant but scared to 'Rock the boat'. The two times I've seen my consultant I've found them dismissive of my symptoms . I feel very alone and completely let down. A nurse who came to show me how to self-inject asked me if I have a 'good relationship with my specialist nurse' I said 'what relationship!'

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Response from Broadgreen Hospital

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a good experience our Rheumatology service. We would like to find out more from you so we can investigate your concerns properly. If you would like to contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), they will be able to help. You can contact them by phoning 0151 706 4903/4908/4909 or via PALS&complaints@rlbuht.nhs.uk

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