"Cataract removal"

About: Westmorland General Hospital / Ophthalmology

I researched various hospitals fo find the shortest waiting list and best care and came up with Westmorland General.

On the 24th May I had a most satisfactory consultation and was told that the wl was three months.

I have looked daily, also hopefully, for the date to be confirmed to no avail.

So some time inAugust I telephoned the waiting list department and was told that the waiting list was more like five months but that I might expect to be sent for for the beginning of September.

At this point I announced that I was going to be on holiday from the 22nd October for five weeks.

Yesterday I telephoned to see if there was any progress and I was told that there was nothing available until beginning of October.

As I had been unable to find any information about contraindications to flying, I asked about this and was told that one should not fly for three weeks after cataract removal!

As I am struggling and have developed a problem with contact lenses (which were helping me with driving etc) I find this most frustrating and disappointing to say the least.

As I am an ex NHS employee I do understand some of the difficulties.

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Response from Westmorland General Hospital

Dear Patricia thank for contacting us about your cataract procedure. Please would you contact our Patient Relations team on 01539 716621 to allow us to look into this further? Many thanks

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