"Windsor Eye Clinic"

About: Leicester Royal Infirmary

Anything else?

Over a week ago my wife, tried to 'phone the above no.(as directed) re a overdue eye assessment. The no. was constantly busy.She has rung the no. some 30 to 40 times each day sinc and,each time the line was busy. apart from two occassions when the call got through and the no. was ringing. She let the call ring for 9 and 10 minutes but no reply and ended the call. Finally on Monday last at 08-30am after a few "busy"calls she managed to make contact and spoke to a lady who resolved my wifes query. Yes,it is a very" busy" clinic but oh! attention is needed to accessing this phone number Thank you for letting me voice my frustration and concern.

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››

Responses

Response from Leicester Royal Infirmary

Hi, Thank you for taking time time to post your comments as your feedback is very important to us. It is not entirely clear which number you were trying to call, but we do appreciate that there have been recent issues with our service. We want to not only apologise for the inconvenience and frustration caused by this matter, but also take this opportunity to update you on some developments in the service that will improve the way we deliver our service to patients. We are very aware that some patients wait longer for appointments or their surgery than ideal and that some patients also have their appointment dates or times changed. We are very sorry for this and want to reassure you that we are making some changes to our processes during August and September that will significantly improve both the appointment process for patients and further reduce waiting times and improve the communications by telephone. If you have any further concerns or enquiries, please feel free to contact the following numbers Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm: Enquiries about clinic appointments – 0116 258 6763 Enquiries about surgery – 0116 248 5930 General information – 0116 258 6468 We are aware that there has been some difficulty in contacting us on these numbers at peak times due to the volume of calls but we will make every effort to answer your call and resolve any concerns. Kind regards Interim Service Manager Ophthalmology Leicester's Hospitals

  • {{helpful}} of {{total()}} people think this response is helpful

Updates, changes and questions related to this story