"Problems getting CT Outpatient Scan appt"
About: Ashford Hospital Ashford Hospital Ashford TW15 3AA
Posted by franky (as ),
I was contacted by Ashford Hospital appts. line to make arrangements for a follow up scan after my cancer op. I requested appt. at St Peters Hospital as it is a short distance from my home - (the CT scan service is open 24/7 at St Peters as opposed to 9am-5pm Mon. -Fri. at Ashford) - only to be told, due to management directive, I could only be seen at Ashford. I have caring responsibilities (so my free time is limited), I do not have access to private transport, public transport is unreliable and taxis fares are extortionate and I would not qualify for help with fares. NHS is supposed to be patient focussed with a right to reasonable choice - not so in this instance!