"I was sent by my gp to get a same day scan for a..."

About: Medway Maritime Hospital

I was sent by my gp to get a same day scan for a kidney stone only to be told u got to wait 6 weeks and I am in total agony was told I should be in hospital but no beds

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Response from Medway Maritime Hospital

Firstly, I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused you. Since the end of December, the hospital has been seeing an extremely high volume of emergency patients who have needed inpatient care – this has continued through January. Therefore, it has been essential to put measures in place to allow the hospital to provide safe quality care to patients, and to give priority to the most urgent cases. We anticipate that emergency demand will reduce over the coming weeks and we will be commencing elective planned surgery shortly. Samantha Goldberg Associate Director of Operations - Surgery

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