"Appalled with delay in care at Fairfield hospital breast unit"
About: Fairfield General Hospital / Breast surgery Fairfield General Hospital Breast surgery BL9 7TD Oldham PCT Oldham PCT Oldham OL9 6EE Royal Oldham Hospital / Breast surgery Royal Oldham Hospital Breast surgery OL1 2JH
Posted by Caitlin (as ),
I was recently seen by a doctor at the Breast Unit at Fairfield, Bury, regarding a breast lump. He had a quick feel and said "hormonal, take evening primrose oil". That was it. I said I had pain in the lump all the time and he said "yes yes, take evening primrose oil. I will refer you for a non urgent scan, it will be about 8 weeks."
The scan appointment came from Royal Oldham 3 weeks later and the staff the could not have been more caring or considerate. I had a scan, a mammogram and was booked in for a core biopsy the next day. I am now having a traumatic 5 day wait to find out if the lump, which is definitely not a cyst, is cancer.
I think the doctor at Fairfield should be struck off.