"very long wait for an urgent referral"
About: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Chesterfield Royal Hospital Chesterfield S44 5BL
Posted by Philip Robinson
I am a 62year old male. Last October my optician discovered double vision when looking right. I immediately went to my doctor who sent an urgent referral to the ophtamology department as i had high blood presure as well. In January i contacted the department and my referral had now been routine graded but i was 70th on the list to be seen and the appointment shouldnt be long. Its now May and i have still no appointment. I contacted the department this week which is engaged most of the time and the member of staff was going to contact a supervisor and ring me back today. Its now the end of the day and no telephone call from the hospital. I have to say this is extremely poor service. It doesnt seem right that a doctors urgent referral has been downgraded by the department to routine.