"It is a pity that health care can be let down by administration"
About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) TF7 4BF
Posted by Expert612 (as ),
As you will see underleaf the setting up of the appointment was unsatisfactory. I was telephoned to say that I would be contacted regarding the appointment by the podiatry service – I emphasised it must and all communications must be with me rather than the patient – my mother in law. She is hard of hearing, easily confused and relied on me to deal with all medical and transport matters.
An appointment was sent in writing to her – I eventually found this and as it was inconvenient had to change it. This all meant there was some delay in actually getting an appointment. In addition the podiatry service gave me the wrong phone number for the clinic my mother in law was to attend.
Fortunately I discovered this before the date of appointment as I had difficulty locating Wellington Health Centre and had to phone them for directions (I live in Wolverhampton).
The actual treatment at the podiatry clinic was excellent – my mother in law was treated with care and consideration.
It is a pity that health care can be let down by administration.