"Orthodontics telephone not answered for a whole..."
About: Whipps Cross University Hospital Whipps Cross University Hospital E11 1NR
Posted by Mel0309
I tried to call Orthodontics to get some advice about where I should go for a repair to a long term retainer given to my son when he was treated at Whipps Cross some years ago.
At the time of my son's treatment, which included some facial surgery to widen his top jaw, I could not have praised the Orthodontic and Oral Surgery Department enough.... they were absolutely fantastic!
On this occasion however I was disappointed...
and I felt extremely sorry for the Switchboard Operator who continually tried to connect me on numerous occasions, to no avail.
On three or four of these calls, after waiting on the phone for well over 5 minutes each time, I was diverted to an answer phone message (recorded by the Clinic Manager) which advised that they were on holiday, gave a number for the Reception in case I had an appointment query (which by the way was also unavailable) and then said that if it was about another matter then to contact them on their return from holiday on, wait for it....... 4th August!!!
Since it is now 3rd November, that seems to be a little out of date!
After trying unsuccessfully to contact them on and off for the whole of an afternoon....
I finally gave up.
It is a real shame that current users will have this impression!