"Ridiculous outpatient appointment waiting time"
About: Southmead Hospital Southmead Hospital Bristol BS10 5NB
Today I had an 11am appointment booked at Gate 12 Clinic A to see the doctor... I was not seen until 2pm. What is happening here? A three hour wait is totally unacceptable I was not at all happy with the outcome, the doctor was clearly tired, stressed and probably hungry and did not seem to be interested in how the pain was affecting my lifestyle. All that became evident was that the doctor was calculating cost and duration of the prosthesis and it does look as though the doctor is under pressure for budgetary reasons. Which I understand. Clearly the doctor is not responsible for their clinic being over subscribed but it is not fair on them or us, the patients. Listening to those around me, X-ray also caused part of the problem so perhaps it is down to organisation or lack of. This needs sorting!