About: University Hospital (Coventry) University Hospital (Coventry) Coventry CV2 2DX
After waiting on a 6 month waiting list to be seen by the maxillofacial department, I unfortunately had an evening appointment (about 18:30) The Doctor clearly did not want to be working that night as the Doctor never even bothered to examine me for acute jaw and sinus pain which had spread to my eyes and caused blindness in one eye. I asked to see another Doctor, to which the first Doctor adamantly dismissed. Worried about losing the sight in my other eye, I asked to see a doctor about this, again, disinterest to the point of negligence came the response. I was under the impression that patients had a right to a second opinion, and as under these circumstances it should hae been a given. Coventry Hospital refused to offer a second opinion, instead choosing to make me jump through hoops of writing letters, complaints and waiting for the response to these. No response ever came despite me chasing it up for 8 months now! The only response I have had (if you omit the terrible receptionists personal comments) is to go back to my GP and get referred all over again -this obviously will be another few months waiting! In short this hospital could not care less if patients suffer needlessly, go blind. My advice, if you are in pain, then go anywhere other than this terrible hospital.