"I had endoscopy of gullet and ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Gateshead) Gateshead NE9 6SX
Posted by poppy2004 (as ),
What could be improved
I had endoscopy of gullet and stomach last year where small ulcer, gastritis and esophagitis was found.
A few weeks later the procedure was repeated and I am glad to say there had been an improvement.
However at no point was I given any opportunity to ask any questions regarding the findings or possibilities of altering or adding new medications etc.
I felt very let down by this especially as my GP was also vague on the subject.
I know the staff are busy but a few years ago when suffering the same problems I was given opportunities at outpatients follow up to raise any concerns.
Because of this lack of communication I will opt for a different hospital in the future.