"Waiting Times for Neurosurgery, Western General Hospital Edinburgh"
Posted by cbr600 (as ),
I am crippled with pain due to one prolapsed disc and two herniated discs and starting to lose control of bladder and bowel function. I have been given an appt (20 weeks) from gp referral despite government waiting times which says 12 weeks. My appt is Dec 2013. I was admitted to my local hospital who have been trying to get me referred to Western general for surgery, but the on-call neurosurgeons dept are refusing to admit me giving the reason that it is not deemed an emergency. I have also have been told the only way I will seen is if I collapse. Is this what the NHS has come to?