"no available appointments"
About: Stepping Hill Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport SK2 7JE
My last visit to SH it was agreed that I would complete yet another course of steroids (3 months) attend 2 appointments in Manchester for further tests re my condition (collagenous colitis) and then start on another drug to help my on-going condition. I did all this and 5 days after completing course of steroids my problem returns (visiting the toilet to empty my bowels approx. 10 times a day and 4 times during the night) I also have 5 children and a full time job with the local authority. I returned to my GP to see if she can prescribe the medication discussed, she can't? this needs to be done by consultant. GP writes letter to speed up appointment. I rang SH to see when appointment? sorry nothing for at 8 weeks as only 2 clinics and both full up with full waiting list? no money to pay consultant for extra clinic? I do not eat as this makes me rush to the toilet, I have a very demanding job, I am tired and in pain, sorry no appointments in the near future. I was advised to go to A&E if I want to see a consultant (20 miles away) All I want is the medication promised to me 4 months ago, why can't my GP prescribe this? Sorry no appointments you will remain on the waiting list. I don't blame the receptionist, she is just doing her job, I don't know who to blame? I don't understand the system? I have continued to attend work for 4 weeks whilst this condition get worse each day, how much longer can I do this?