"waiting times on ophthalmology "
About: The Princess Royal Hospital / Ophthalmology The Princess Royal Hospital Ophthalmology TF1 6TF
Posted by Nile214 (as ),
I had an eye test. Results positive. 45 mins after my appointment time of 9.45 am I had a sight test, 20-30 mins later I saw the specialist. He informed me the eye drops would affect my vision and I should not drive for 3 hours. I had driven to the hospital, there was no prior warning.
There was a 20 mins wait for the drops to take effect before returning to the specialist.
Over all the consultant was good. The whole procedure took two hours. Waiting for the eyedrops to work is one thing, the other delays are very frustrating. I was on time for my appointment, why could I not be seen on time?
If seeing patients usually takes longer it would make sense to book appointments accordingly or text the patients from home to arrive within a short time frame.
The waiting room was at one point full with people standing, and noisy – usually infants. It was uncomfortable and almost devoid of reading materials. Waiting is an inefficient use of patients’ time, hospital space and security, and car park use.
We have the technology, increase efficiency by using it.