"Unreasonable waiting time for urodynamics test"

About: Hillingdon Hospital

I have bad and painful urinary retention and the Dr has said I will have to wait for at least 9 months for the test I require. I wasn't even given a date when my test might be and have just been left to wait an indefinite period. This totally outrageous

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Response from Hillingdon Hospital

Thank you for your feedback regarding the Urology service, we always welcome patients views and share with our staff for learning and improving. I am sorry that you were not given an explanation by staff as to what happens next for you in regards to the appointment date for your urology test, I would like to take this opportunity to explain the process. The required test is only carried out by the Consultant, on his instructions; he feels that once he has completed the test he can then proceed with the right treatment plan for you. The reason that staff did not give you a date is because you will be contacted by the Outpatient Booking Centre at a time nearer to the pending appointment. This is to enable us to offer you an appointment date and time that is convenient for you to attend for the test. I know that this does not make the wait any shorter but I hope it gives you a better understanding of what happens next. Christine Lowe-Faria Matron Outpatients Department.

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