About: William Harvey Hospital William Harvey Hospital Ashford TN24 0LZ
I was referred for a chest CT scan by my GP on 17th June. A previous chest X-ray had shown an abnormality and the report suggested that a scan would be helpful in determining its nature.. A fortnight later when I had received no appointment I telephoned the department and was told of their difficulties with their computer system. Shortly after I was phoned back with an appointment for Saturday 6th July in the evening. The GP surgery still has not received the report on the scan (Aug 2nd) Whilst I have the deepest sympathy for the staff who were all helpful and efficient I think it disgraceful that they should have been left computerless for so long. From a patient's point of view, I am a cancer patient, I have been left to worry about the nature of my "abnormality" for far too long.