"Forth Valley Royal Hospital Orthopedics"
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Posted by cdl79 (as ),
I have had tenosynovitis for 12 months. I started seeing a physio at Forth Valley Royal in Nov 2014. I had a steroid injection in Dec 2014. It didn't work. It was agreed that the next step after physio etc would be a referral to orthopaedics.
My last physio apt was in early May 2015. I was made aware that I wouldn't be seen as an emergency. In July, I called to ask how much longer I would have to wait. I was told that orthopaedics hadn't received the referral from physio until early June! ! Ridiculous! Three wks for a referral to be passed from one dept to another in the same building! I am unable to work due to the wrist condition, and have lost muscle tone. I am in pain and have tried various prescription medication.
I know people have emergencies and it is a busy dept, but now I have been waiting 14 weeks and I haven't even received any notification regarding an apt. I am in limbo. I have dealt with Forth Valley Hospital previously and they have always been fantastic, but I am disappointed about being left in pain without knowing when I will be seen.