"A waste of everyone's time"
About: Ayr Hospital / Cardiology Ayr Hospital Cardiology KA6 6DX
Posted by classylady (as ),
86 year old man with heart failure history had appointment to see consultant at 3. 05. He thought he was going for a scan as that's what usually happens. His wife, also 86, who has dementia, has to go with him to hospital as she would fret if left behind. They wait and wait, very patiently considering the length of time, and considering his wife is constantly asking questions and becoming more and more agitated until 4. 20 when he is finally taken - but shockingly not for a scan, nor has he seen the consultant - a doctor whom he had never met before lifted his vest, sounded his chest and listened to it with his stethoscope and said that's fine, Surely this could have been done by his own doctor, or even a District Nurse instead of putting them through a wasted afternoon to be seen for 2 minutes by someone unknown! ! !