"Waste of a 150 mile journey."
About: Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / General Medicine Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary General Medicine DG1 4AP
Posted by burnbrae (as ),
I recently had an appointment in the Out Patient Dept. about results of a recent Vascular Scan I had previously. (It seems I have blockages in my legs) The doctor first asked if I smoked (which have always been in my records that I do) as soon as I said yes I got the impression he was a very anti smoking and just said it would be a waste of time doing anything if I smoked as it would just come back! ! The whole appointment lasted at least 3 minutes which makes it worse the fact we traveled 150 mile round trip from Stranraer for the privilege of being treated by a Dr who wasn't going to do anything anyway. My point is, why did he not just write or phone to tell me, or let my own Dr know so I just need to go local?
Another gripe is I saw another Dr on 5th June'14 which resulted in being told I need an MRI scan, at the recent appointment I asked how it was going and the kind nurse phoned his secretary only to be told he is on holiday and will see to it on Monday! ! ! (11th August? ) What a holiday. The point is I have waited for 8/9 weeks for nothing, and if I hadn't asked last week I probably would never have known it hadn't even been organised.