"Frustrated by notoriously long delays at orthopedic clinic"
About: Rotherham Hospital Rotherham Hospital Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by gramamia (as ),
I had an appointment in the Orthopedic Clinic for 3.05pm on arriving I was promptly informed that the clinic which I was attending was running 20 minutes behind. At least now I knew the situation however by the time I actually got to see the consultant it was approx 3.45pm.
It is not ideal that a clinic is notorious for always running late I can only assume that somewhere pressure is being imposed to get patients an appointment thus reducing the waiting list. Indeed if this is the case it is of no benefit to anybody the patients become frustrated and I am sure it must create pressure on the medical and support staff.
However the staff behaved in a friendly and efficient matter and did make apologises for any delay, although it could be considered as common courtesy, it was nice to receive.