"Knee problem"

About: Worthing Hospital

What a dreadful hospital, I went to A&E 4 weeks ago as I hurt my knee, they couldn't diagnose what is wrong so referred me to fracture clinic. Went to fracture clinic appointment - dr was 1hr 45min late , diagnosed I need an MRI scan, got a letter through saying that worthing have no appointments for me but could transfer my case to a private hospital, after a week of leaving messages and phoning the admissions team I received a phone call to say that this wasn't a referral for my knee but a referral from last December 2014 when they were in competent when they trapped a nerve when I had a hernia operation in September 2014- it is now October -2015 not good enough I'm still waiting for an MRI scan on my knee I'm an operational Firefighter who is now on alternate duties due to incompetent hospital and staff, but I bet u they would want me to turn up and be operational if their hospital was burning down, wish they would hurry up as they only have an 18 week turn around by law and they have failed this on lots of occasions when treating me, last time I had to pay £1800 privately when I damaged my knee three years ago as they couldn't see me - Not Acceptable about time someone got sacked

Story from NHS Choices

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››