"I think the appointment system ..."

About: Dewsbury & District Hospital

(as a relative),

What could be improved

I think the appointment system for operations needs to be reviewed urgently

In sept 2007 my partner had a knee injury which is feb 2008 was diagnosed and the doctor adviced will require immediate operation required 5 months later and 3 cancellations later with wasted time booked off work for for both us he still hasnt had his operation done.

How is this a fare system and how can maybe 6mnths later be acepted as urgent??

I have had to book at least one days holiday for each appointment he has had as he will be discharged the same day but will need at lesat someone with for 24hrs after as he will be having a G.A (again which was requsted by the DR) i suppose to save on BEDS!

i work in the nhs sector and just find if we treated our patients like this it would be highly un acceptable.

But what can we do really!? nothing we just have to hope it 4th time lucky only 6mnths after he was diagnoised and only 11mnths from when the injury occured.

As well as this from the day we attended A&E A NUMBER of other incidents what i suppose can be said to be minor have also occured.

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