"Left in pain while I wait for an appointment"
About: Tameside General Hospital / General surgery Tameside General Hospital General surgery OL6 9RW
Posted by Tets71 (as ),
I asked my GP to refer me to Tameside. This was a big mistake.
The nurse practitioner faxed an urgent referral in mid May - I rang up after 2 weeks and finally in early June I'm told that the 1st available appt for an urgent is almost 6 weeks away.
Sorry, but when you are ill, in pain and feeling sick all the time that is not acceptable. There should be a maximum of 2 week wait for patients to see a consultant in cases like this. I can't go back to my doctor, as I have now been referred to the hospital. The doctor says if pain gets unbearable I should go to A&E, but they won't do anything as I have an appt. In the meantime I'm just left to suffer. It's a disgrace and shouldn't be allowed to happen