"4 month wait for a 10 minute appointment"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Urology Tameside General Hospital Urology OL6 9RW
Posted by Civil Servant (as ),
I needed to visit Tameside General Hospital Urology clinic. I went to my GP several months ago and a referral letter was sent to TGH. After several phone calls to the appointment office I got my appointment letter for 4 months later. I was examined and my condition and prognosis explained in less than 10 minutes! I had to wait over 4 months with all the anxiety that goes with it to be in and out in less than 10 mins. I appreciate that my referral was non urgent and I do not have a life threatening decease and that this was not waiting for a surgical procedure. However, surely the wait time is grossly disproportionate to the appt time.