"takes 3 weeks 2 days for urgent cancer screening"
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Posted by Anonymous
Despite the NHS having a guaranteed 2 week wait for suspected cancer referrals, this disgraceful hospital has taken 1 week 4 days to get a letter to me offering me an appointment 12 days hence, a grand total of 23 days. This is from the date my practice made the referral over the phone followed by a letter the next day. Cancer spreads fast, not to mention I'm in a lot of pain and my GP won't help me without the scan. I'd cancel but then it would take even longer. Didn't even contact me to tell me about the delay and allow me to try a different hospital. It is just a simple scan, not even involving a consultant and yet they waste time allocating me to one, despite saying my GP will receive the results. I mean if I do have cancer and it has spread because of these delays I may have to undergo harsh debilitating chemotherapy.