"Ward move a disaster"

About: Chapel Allerton Hospital

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It is a complete disaster that the Dermatology Department has relocated from the central LGI to the middle of nowhere Chapel Allerton. In particular, the closure of the superb Ward 43 with it's wonderful single rooms which gave outstanding privacy and dignity, is a real betrayal to skin patients. The skin ward has been given a half-hearted tag-on to another ward and all the privacy and dignity for application of treatments has been removed.

The so-called Leeds Dermatology Patient Panel simply caved in and the £2.9 million which is supposed to have been spent on the move would have been better spent on upgrading Ward 43.

What we have to do now is make sure that the Department is moved back to the more accessible LGI as soon as possible.

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Response from Patient Experience Team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear Andrew S

Thank you for posting your comment. We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with the new location of the Dermatology Department. We also apologise for the delay in acknowledging your comments but would like to confirm that we have passed your comments on to the Dermatology Department. If you would like to discuss the issues in person, and confidentially, you can contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0113 2067168 or email patient.relations@leedsth.nhs.uk

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