"Unacceptable delays in childs prognosis"
About: St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) St Peter's Hospital (Chertsey) Chertsey KT16 0PZ
Posted by Anonymous
We attended an EEG at the Neurology department on 7th Feb with our 3 year old son to be told that there would be delays in feedback on findings due to the consultant being away on holiday. I appreciate that holiday cover can be an issue but to then be told 36 days later that there is still no feedback and when results are in the consultant will have to write a letter, which goes to the GP instead of to the patient's parents I am seething! When will the NHS haul themselves into the 21st century and communicate through email and phones as opposed to this archaic methodology? Parents are forced to self diagnose through the internet more and more due to these types of delays only to worry more as advice is normally to seek professional help and if your child does have x then ensure that treatment is started quickly! A classic juxtaposition if ever there was one.