"Nhs Service is too slow"

About: The Whittington Hospital / General surgery

(as the patient),

So I have been losing weight, and having stomach pain, and diarreha for more than 3 months I went to my gp, she recommended I would do a blod test and a stool sample, the results made her believe that I have CROHN'S disease and she reffered to Wittington hospital and this was recommended in mid Spetember, she said I would get a letter trough the mail in 10 days and nothing arrived yet. So I called the hospital and they told me I am on the waiting list and will only be seen by the end of the year. Like really? I lost 14KG during 3 months I am not losing anymore so I told them that I would not wait for their slow service and would go to portugal to get treated, I CAN'T TRUST THE NHS SERVICE IS TOO SLOW. I had to leave uni for this and I am only 21. If I like the service? NO. In my experience, the doctors didn't seem to care. So I gave up on this "Medical SYSTEM" And decided to go to portugal where the medical service is better and will be soon in a week and also have my Colonoscopy to see whats wrong with my intestine so I can have proper treatment.

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Response from The Whittington Hospital

We're sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you would like us to review the circumstances around your time on our waiting list for treatment then do please contact our PALS team on 020 7288 5551 or whh-tr.whitthealthPALS@nhs.net.

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