"Eye clinic overwhelmed"

About: Essex County Hospital

my appointments on April 2nd were at 1420 and 1440. I was eventually seen at 1600 hours due to the overload of patients, who were very patient! is there something wrong with the appointments organisation, not enough resources, or just too many patients? The delay in being seen is far too long. better communication is essential. Please improve performance. Christopher Tadman

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Response from Essex County Hospital

I apologise you’ve not had a good patient experience. We try really hard to improve our services based on the comments we receive from our patients, their relatives or carers. We would like the opportunity to discuss your experiences more fully and to apologise in person. If you are willing I would appreciate it if I could ask the matron to contact you. Could you email me, using the reference “Comment on Ophthalmology at RDEEB-Essex County Hospital at 02/04/2014 20:44:31”, please? Many thanks info@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

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