"Pain Clinic"

I had an appointment at the pain clinic which was to my surprise led by a physiotherapist who was quite rude. The doctor typed and most of the conversation was with the physio. When I got up to leave I turned back to ask about the further appt and I thought she would have explained that I would get a further appointment through the post, but instead she shut the door in my face. I had to ask a nurse at the desk what would happen next. I don't wish to be insulting but the doctor seemed to be at the end of his career and not sure how interested he was.

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Response from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience in the Pain Management Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. We welcome all feedback and would like to assure you that all comments are taken seriously and acted upon as part of our ongoing commitment to improving patient experience. We are very concerned to hear about the experience you had whilst being treated by the physiotherapist and doctor during your consultation. We expect our staff to treat everybody with dignity and respect, showing compassion and care in all their interactions with patients. We are very sorry that this was not your experience. Your feedback has been shared with the senior management team responsible for the Pain Management Clinic; they are keen to fully address your concerns. To enable this to happen we would be very grateful if you would contact us and provide further details. If you would like to do this, please make contact via our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team who will make the necessary arrangements. PALS can be contacted by phone 0121 371 3280, by email PALS@uhb.nhs.uk , via the hospital website http://www.uhb.nhs.uk/pals-form.htm or in person by dropping in between 9am – 4.30pm (Mon-Fri) to the PALS office located to the left of the Information Desk in the main entrance of the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.