"4 month wait for brain scan at Royal Preston Hospital"

About: Royal Preston Hospital / Neurology

(as the patient),

My husband went to the doctor with a suspected TIA (a mini stroke) at the beginning of August 2006. His doctor sent sent him to the fast track TIA service to see a stroke specialist, but the appointment took 2 weeks. He had the appointment and the specialist recommended he have a brain scan but we were then told there is 4 month waiting list for this in Preston. I think this is terrible. I was reading Stroke News (page 13) and found an article reporting that the Public Accounts Committee report says that "a brain scan is vital following a stroke", so why does it take 4 months to be seen? This makes me think that a suspected stroke patient is not being given the proper treatment. I wonder if the hospital could reply here on Patient Opinion so that others in the same situation can find out what's happening. _Patient Opinion has forwarded this comment to Preston Royal Hospital to see if they wish to respond. _
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