"Fed up being messed about."

About: Colchester General Hospital

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I first saw the specialist at Clacton hospital in August 2012. I then had loads of tests & appointments at Clacton hospital. I finally got to see the surgeon in February 2013.at Colchester General. I was promised I would be operated on as soon as a suitable time was available. I finally got an appointment for my operation on 12th August.2013. 2 days before hand I got a letter to say it was cancelled. I then had to wait another five weeks till 16th September for another appointment to have my operation. Guess what I got a letter again to say that my operation was cancelled again. This also means that twice now I have had to travel to Colchester for pre operation assessments and wasted my time in fuel and parking fees. I phoned the hospital and was promised I would get another appointment before the end of the month September 2013. Now a further 3 weeks down the line and still not heard a thing. What a shambles

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Response from Colchester General Hospital

I apologise you’ve not had a good patient experience. We try really hard to improve our services based on the comments we receive from our patients, their relatives or carers. We would like to resolve this issue and to apologise in person. If you are willing I would appreciate it if I could ask the service manager Anne Morris to contact you. Could you email me, using the reference “Urology at RDEE4-Colchester General Hospital at 03/10/2013 19:34:35”, please? Many thanks Paul Searle, Head of Communications Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust info@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

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