"Outpatient appt cancellations"

About: Scunthorpe General Hospital

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I have had 3 appts cancelled for the opthalmic outpatient dept. Onw within a few days of receiving it. What is going on ?

When I phoned to complain about this I was told it was because a Dr/Consltant had left. In the end I decided to cancel all future appts. I was not a happy patient!! I personally believe it is due to number crunching to meet targets but just how much is all this unecessary appt/cancellation costing the NHS?? Quite a lot if one takes into account the administration hours involved!!

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Response from Sarah Mainprize, Director of OD and workforce, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

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Sorry to hear this, perhaps you could contact our PALS service on 01724 290132?

Kind regards,

Sarah Mainprize

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