About: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ
Posted by Andrew Davenport
Having been to the eye clinic (acute referral unit....stupid name for an eye clinic) before with an eye infection I expected to go straight to the unit as before, register and wait. I had the same recurring eye infection so I knew that I needed to see an ophthalmic specialist and not an ordinary doctor. The system now has an extra layer of unnecessary beaucracy and wasting of A&E emergency staff resources. I had to register at A&E and then wait to see an A&E doctor only to be transferred to the eye clinic to wait again to see an ophthalmic specialist. What a totally idiotic system, a complete waste of precious A&E time and resources and a waste of my time. The staff that dealt with my care were absolutely superb a pity that the "managers" who create the "system" cannot measure up to the high standards set by the clinical staff.