"Poor communication between departments"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Posted by Frustrated
Recently my daughter had a colonoscopy which came to a halt when a mass was seen in the sygmoid colon. It was suggested that she go straight for a scan so needed to drink plenty to ensure a full bladder. This she did only to be told that as it was a nurse led clinic it would be better if she came back another day. So she left hospital with a sheet of paper containing the words Mass, Tumour and Fast Track and to come back 6 days later for a Transvaginal scan followed by an MRI a further 5 days later. Today she had the scan and was in and out in 5mins. The radiologist performing the scan said she didn't know why she had been referred to her for a scan and that it was a waste of her time as everything would be seen in the MRI next week. So here you have it. A 28yr old wondering what is wrong with her is being passed from one department to another without that department seemingly understanding why she had attended. Surely there should have been some notes explaining the situation and what was required of the radiologist. She should have known and halted the appointment if she felt it not appropriate. A waste of the radiologists time, my daughters time (having taken time off work to attend) and a waste of precious NHS resources not to mention the needless cost of parking in the over priced car park. My daughter is worried sick about what could be wrong with her and didn't need a radiologist telling her that her appointment was a waste of time. Poor show RBH