"This is not the first time my bloods have not been tested correctly"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Urology Tameside General Hospital Urology OL6 9RW
Posted by correctus8 (as ),
I was referred by my GP to Tameside hospital for low testosterone in August 2014 with all the symptoms of low testosterone; - hot and cold sweats terrible erratic mood swings, feeling tired all the time and urinary problems. It took over 4 months to receive an appointment with Urology. At the appointment on in December I was told my testosterone was low and they would do further blood tests which were taken on the day.
I then received a letter on in December from the Urology Dept
Stating they were unable to find any testosterone results on my blood test and they would repeat the tests again.
I received a further letter on the 2 weeks later in December stating unfortunately the testosterone test was not performed and it is actually better to have the test in the morning and they will ask my GP to test me.
What they seem to forget is all my blood results from my GP go off to Tameside hospital anyway and it was my GP who referred me to them in the first place.
I do not see why when I have been referred once by my GP to Tameside with low testosterone, the Urology dept is suggesting that I start the whole process again with the inevitable delays, because they are unable to do a simple blood test at the correct time of day and then act on the results. As it seems to be common knowledge that testosterone tests should be taken first thing in the morning, why is it that Your Urology Dept do not seem to know that and sent me for blood tests late in the morning, and then appear not to have done the prescribed test! It would appear that having done nothing to solve my problem the approach is to close the case and refer it back to my GP for someone else to sort out!
Meanwhile I am still waiting for treatment for low testosterone.
Why Oh why? This is not the first time my bloods have not been tested correctly; tests missed or messed up at Tameside hospital.
I would like the executive officers and senior management to explain to me why there does not seem to be any accountability at Tameside Hospital and why I am not getting the correct treatment for what my GP referred me to in the first place!
I am going to send a copy of my concerns to my MP.If this is not resolved I will put in an official complaint to my local CCG, NHS England and the parliamentary and health ombudsman