"Dermatology: Complete Service Failure"
About: Essex County Hospital Essex County Hospital Colchester CO3 3NB
Just attended the newly privatised dermatology service run by Concordia, they haven't got a clue. The new dermatologist didn't know how the hospital functioned, didn't know how long the service would be around and hadn't read my notes. Had never seen my funding letter for my 16 weeks treatment on Adalimumab and then said the appropriate clinic hadn't been set up and didn't know if that would happen. The consultant left me with no interim treatment save the existing medication, which has not worked and then patronisingly asked if I had tried eating oily fish. Re-booked me for 3 months time. Conclusion: Colchester Hospital Trust has abdicated its responsibility for Dermatology in North East Essex.