"Breast Cancer clinics "
About: Tameside General Hospital / Breast surgery Tameside General Hospital Breast surgery OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer about 4 weeks ago. I am now waiting to have a mastectomy.
I have attended 6 clinics (breast cancer clinic Dr Arora) each time I (as well as numerous other ladies) wait for at least 3 hours to be seen (I assume this is due to the workload of the staff).
I am sure that other ladies will agree that to wait this length of time (for results usually on life expectancy/surgery required) is terrifying. There is never an apology.
Ladies are expected to wait up to 6 or 7 hours. Sometimes clinics are cancelled and you are not informed (you turn up to be told by reception).