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"When will my operation ever happen?"

About: Northern General Hospital

What could be improved

What a load of poor quality info contained on this site!

My example - been waiting for knee replacement at Sheffield Northern General for 30 weeks, and still no sign of an operation,

I have been told that it 'could' be more than 40 weeks!

Yet on the waiting time page for this op at the Northern General, it says 12 weeks! Complete rubbish - which they admit when you phone them up to query.

You can keep your 'Constitutions' and 'Frameworks' - the reality is that the NHS is a law unto itself, very poorly run and answerable to no-one.

It just annoys me that this website can pass made up rubbish off as fact!

My advice to anyone finding this site, is don't bother - there is little on here that is factually correct

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Response from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We are very sorry to hear that you are experiencing a long wait for your knee replacement operation.

We would like to look into this for you, and would be grateful if you would contact our Patient Services Team on 0114 271 2400 or email in order for us to investigate this for you.