"TRAQS didn't know waiting times for alternative hospitals"
About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) TF7 4BF
Posted by Balloon285 (as ),
I was referred for an appointment for gastroenterology. TRAQS called to say the wait to see someone at Princess Royal Hospital Telford would be 18 weeks. I was told I could go to three other hospitals instead but they didn’t know the waiting times for them to see me. How can a patient make an informed decision without this information? I rang one hospital myself and they told me I would be seen in 12 weeks. If I can do this why couldn’t the TRAQS team?
In my opinion doctors should make their referrals direct to the local hospital most people choose it anyway.