About: Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead) Queen Victoria Hospital (East Grinstead) East Grinstead RH19 3DZ
Posted by Fed up with the NHS
Appointment times are never adhered to. Never come across this problem so badly as in Plastic Surgery. I find it difficult to understand how such delays can happen except perhaps that too many appointments are made for each clinic. This certainly was the case last Tuesday when the surgeon was having an ad hoc clinic to replace the once in September that we showed up for but it should have been cancelled as he wasn't there. Of course we didn't find out until we'd been waiting about 2 hours! Apparently the appointments people put other people in the ad hoc clinic that had not been at the September clinic. I waited 1.5 hours to be seen. However, as I said, this appears to be standard for Plastic Surgery appointments. Indeed appointments at the Conquest outreach clinic also ran approximately 1.5 hours late so maybe it's just that plastic surgeons can't keep time?