"No info or support on coeliac disease at Queen's"

About: Queen's Hospital / Gastroenterology

(as the patient),

Have been having lots of tests done because of tummy problems and anaemia - it has taken nine months for them to diagnose coeliac disease.

Numerous tests done, long waits for appts because the clinic is only held once a fortnight or not at all - when consultants are taking holidays - repeated phone calls to consultants secretary (given to me by my G.P.) to try to get an appt. arranged to get results - histology tests not back - when they have enough patients then they hastily arrange a clinic you are given about five working days notice - eventually after two and a half months I got my results via the consultant who was very abrupt had no info on coeliac disease and told me they don't deal with anything like that!

The fact that I also have diverticulitis and a hiatus hernia, it is not very comforting when you live on your own, have no family and have to go home on your own, and research it all on the 'net'.

What if I didn't have a computer?

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