"Diabetic Centre Gartnavel Hospital Glasgow"
About: Gartnavel General Hospital / Diabetes Clinic/Centre Gartnavel General Hospital Diabetes Clinic/Centre Glasgow G12 0XH Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by AAG (as ),
I am a Type 1 Diabetic and I have been attending the Diabetic Clinic at Gartnavel for over 20 years for my 6 monthly reviews.
The service I have received has always been first class up until about 2 years ago. Now my appointments are routinely cancelled, rearranged and then cancelled again. I have now reached the stage where I haven't been seen by a diabetic specialist since November last year and the clinic is unable to give me another appointment due to lack of resources.
Apparently this situation has happened as the clinic has insufficient staff (they have been moved to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital) and are having to routinely cancel clinics.
Diabetes is a life long condition and the key to reducing the chances of serious complications is to have good control and to have regular check ups with a Diabetes specialist. I have reached the stage where I am no longer receiving this service.