"Consulant was excellent in answering my queries"
About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics SY3 8XQ
Posted by Zenith624 (as ),
My health issue is that I have osteoarthritis in both knees.
My initial appointment was cancelled the day before I was due to attend and when I was given a new one, it was for a disappointing 5 weeks later.
On the day, the hospital card parks (RSH) were crowded and the space I finally found was a considerable walking distance away from the clinic, so I was in a lot of pain by the time I got there.
The clinic was also crowded and the waiting room had very little ventilation on an extremely hot day which was very uncomfortable. Although the x-rays on my legs were done shortly after my arrival, my 10: 40 appointment with the consultant did not take place until 11: 50.
The consultation was very satisfactory, my condition and remedial action being explained clearly and sympathetically by the consultant and his registrar. They were also excellent in answering my queries and I feel confident as a result that my future treatment will be successful.
They explained the anomalies surrounding the waiting list so I have to hope that I will be one of the lucky ones who don't have to wait as long for treatment as they inferred I may have to.