"I eventually got seen after waiting ..."

About: Rotherham Hospital

(as the patient),

What I liked

I eventually got seen after waiting 3 hours.

What could be improved

More doctors were required or better appointments on time.

Anything else?

I have recently recieved a problem with my knee and i have been waiting a really longtime over 10 weeks for it to be seen and now waiting for my operation which im in a substantially amount of pain. (my consultant says about 3-4 weeks is along time altogether must be about 16 or 17 weeks altogether till ill have been seen an had my operation. I would like to know if people read this that why should we have to wait longer than 3 or 4 weeks for a tumor when people with broken arms are done in about 1-3 weeks. Last year i had my mouth operated on that was in a week or so. Even though the list was booked up to the brim n i got shoved up to the top of the list. As it was urgent. But now on my notes this time which one of the trauma registras rote it was Urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with a ring round it aswell. But no appointment time yet. In lots of pain.

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