"Targets way from being met"

About: Raigmore Hospital / Neurology

(as the patient),

I was referred over 4 months ago; not being able to contact the hospital - automated appointment service want the appointment number I still don't have, I returned to my surgery to see if they could find out what was happening. Only to be told I still have to wait 8 months for an appointment. This being a further 3 times the target period.

Given that I recently started having epileptic seizures, having had no skull injury, no serious illness or fever, and definitely no history of drug taking, as far as I am aware the only other likely cause is brain tumour and I feel afraid that I will be dead before my appointment comes through.

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Response from katherine sutton, Deputy Director of Operations, NHS Highland

Dear notdeadyet,

I am very sorry to hear of your story and am keen to help you, would you be happy to contact me on 01463 705087 with a view to sharing your details?

I can then look into what might be possible to help better meet your needs.

Kind regards,


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