"Dermatology dept waiting times"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Dermatology (Skin Conditions) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Dermatology (Skin Conditions) AB25 2ZN
Posted by Rudi (as ),
Husband Suffered a severe excema flare up. Had already been referred for consultants appt. and GP promised a few weeks ago to write again to try and obtain an urgent app.
Currently suffering his worst ever attack since childhood (now in his 50s). Went to GP today and they promised again to chase up appt. I decided to call the dermatology dept myself today to find out if there was any progress.
The person that I spoke to informed me that there was nothing on file to indicate an urgent app had been requested for my husband but that any request would have gone to the consultants and if they had deemed it "non urgent" would be ignored.
I explained that we deemed it urgent as my husband is covered in sores, off work again, in pain and has even been on steroids, which have not helped.
I was also informed today that the current wait was 6-8 months, which I believe is well above target times and a fat lot of good to someone who is suffering and in pain now!