"I was told I would have an appointment in 6 months time"

About: East Surrey Hospital / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

At glaucoma check-up in mid December 2012 I was told that the next would be in 6 months and it would be a full check to re-assess degree of loss of vision. Finally received appointment for the beginning of August. Subsequently changed to mid September. Then time changed for the September appointment. Now changed to the end of October

Their mission statement: "Putting People First" - Delivering Excellence, accessible healthcare".

I make 6 months mid-June, October is only 6 weeks of a full year; abysmal and appalling service and totally uncaring.

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Responses

Response from Ian Mackenzie, Director of Information and Facilities, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust We are preparing to make a change

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Dear Edmundstuart

I'm very sorry to read of your concerns regarding your six month ophthalmology review. If you could send me your details by e-mailing ian.mackenzie@sash.nhs.uk I will ask someone to look into this for you and find out what's going on.

Regards

Ian

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Response from Ian Mackenzie, Director of Information and Facilities, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust We have made a change

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Dear Edmundstuart,

I'm pleased that we have now sorted out this situation and I'm sorry that we didn't get it right first time.

Regards

Ian

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