"time wasting, frustrating, ensuring the NHS..."
About: Sunderland Royal Hospital Sunderland Royal Hospital Sunderland SR4 7TP
Posted via NHS Choices
What I liked
Visited OPD today, chest clinic, all the nursing staff we met were most helpful and dealt with patients efficiently
What could be improved
Why does this hspital have an appointment system? We waited one hour 20 mins beyond our stated appointment time and then had a consultation of less than 4 mins.
90% of our appointment times are not kept, Why?
Does the managemtent of this hospital realise that I have a job, how am I expected tpo deal with my working week when they seem to believe that it is acceptable for them to delay me by sitting in OPD, time which I then have to make up at the end of the week, even though I am already ill, dealing with two LTC which mean my health is not good. Keeping your job in these times is a challenge, CHS seems to want to work against you to ensure you put your job at risk. Who gave you the right to do that?
What are you going to do about it?
After seeing the consultant I was then told I needed an urgent test this week and to come back and see him next Friday. The sister then left the consulting room with us and asked us to wait. She came back and said the technician could not do the test by next Friday and so we would just have to wait and been seen whenever. At what point did the advice and will of the consultant become superceded by a technician. Who is taking responsibility for care here? Clearly not clinicians. My last urgent appt took 3 weeks..here we go again. This is irresponsible care of patients.
I look forward to a response re the above and hope it is not again a series of meaningly platitudes