"apointmenta a disgrace"
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Spine clinic Initial visit was for 2pm taken at 5pm! MRI appointment was for 5 pm on a Saturday evening in Chorley , which is a 2hr one way drive for me, Later changed to 1:30pm on a Saturday at Preston (only a 1.5 hour drive each way) . This was arranged in spite of me asking to get it done in my local hospital .( 15 min drive ) Results appointment was for today at 4:10 pm ( lost a days work for this , on backshift 4 till 12 ) Arrived in good time for appointment , noticed that they had posted a 30 min delay on notice board , all okay , 2 minutes later this changed to 60 min delay , at seeing this the gentleman sitting next to me said out loudly lies. I asked him what he meant and he replied his appointment was for 1:30pm and had yet to be taken therefore at least a 2.5 hour delay. I went in and seen the nurse dealing with the clinic and they informed that they were indeed running way behind . Best case scenario for me ( assuming no further delays) would be taken at 6:40pm out around 7pm and nice 1.5hr drive home in heavy evening traffic. No way I informed the duty nurse I was not waiting and left. Had you had the decency to phone me that you were running late , I could have rescheduled and not lost a nights work. An absolute disgrace.