"Unacceptable waiting time for diagnosis"
About: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow Glasgow G51 4TF
Posted by Kat131 (as ),
I was referred to neurology by my GP in January this year I was seen in April where a consultant examined me and suspected cubitol tunnel syndrome. He referred me for nerve conduction testing which I finally got in August this year.
I have been off work as I am a data input operator and symptoms were that of an RSI injury. My consultant has left and I have been left unseen by any other consultant. I am now facing a capability proceedings from my employer or risk going back to work and causing more injury to my hand and arm.
This is now 10 months on and I have yet to gave a diagnosis that I could actually go back to my employer with. I am facing losing my job over this. I have made a complaint formally to the NHS in August and I am being told that I have been highlighted to the waiting list team.
Surely this is an unacceptable waiting time for a diagnosis or to be even seen by another consultant. I am completely frustrated at this and so fed up with being fobbed off. Something is clearly not working here.