"Waiting time manipulation"
About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Orthopaedics Forth Valley Royal Hospital Orthopaedics FK5 4WR
Posted by Family Upheaval (as ),
My husband presented mid december after a significant sporting injury, he was seen in clinic twice, MRI scanned (which was great thanks! The staff have been FANTASTIC, CARING and SUPPORTIVE) however he didnt see a consultant until the end of January and it was at this appointment when he was added to the waiting list for surgery...surely if he presented in December, these dates should have been taken into account. Is this not manipulation of the waiting time initiative? ? ?
As a result, I have a husband who is in Full Time Employment, who cannot work. Who cannot walk unaided. Who tires easily. Who cannot be an active father to his children. Has remained in pain and on pain killers since December, who cannot function at the level he is used to. And the bottom line here is....We still dont know when his surgery will be. After that, there is recovery time. And he is still not working. This is now having a significant financial impact on my family. We were prepared to pay privately for an MRI Scan to speed up the process...but the process is now at bottleneck because it is the sheer manipulation of the waiting times initiative that is causing my husband and my family significant additional pressures thanks to NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Governement i feel.