"Newborn Hearing Sreening Scheme ..."
About: Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Queen Elizabeth I I Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) Welwyn Garden City AL7 4HQ
Posted by Mrs Paula Shillito (as ),
What could be improved
Newborn Hearing Sreening Scheme is failing to meet the required standards.
My newborn son failed two hearing tests the day after birth and we were told he would have to be referred to audiology and would be seen in 2 weeks. 2 weeks passed and still no appointment so I called and was told that we had been given incorrect information and it would be more like 3 months. 3 months passed and I was told there was a staff shortage and it would be another 6 months. 6 months passed and I was told that there was a delay and a specialist had been brought in from another hospital to help with the back log and would get an appointment shortly. We are now 11 months after my son's birthdate and he still hasn't been seen.