"Arrogant diabetic consultant"

About: South Tyneside District Hospital

My husband has today been to see a Dr in his six monthly check (his Appointed doctor he has never seen for months). The Dr was extremely arrogant and aggressive in his approach to my husband.

My husband has been dieting and lost nearly 12 pounds since the last time he visited another diabetic doctor.

As a result of losing this weight his blood,sugar has dropped.

So he has reduced the amount of insulin he needs.

But the consultant he saw had nothing,but criticism was extremely arrogant.

This did nothing to make my husband feel he has been,doing a good job.

In fact he walked away very dispirited.

Why oh why does South Tyneside hospital seem to employ very arrogant doctors without any beside manner and common touch.

I saw a different doctor at your hospital a few years ago and was struck just how arrogant he was!

I seems to a common complaint from people I talk to.

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Response from South Tyneside District Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post comments regarding your husband's recent experience of our services.

I apologise for the manner in which your husband was spoken which does not reflect the high standard of care we pride ourselves in.

Whilst not knowing which specific doctor your husband's appointment was with, I will copy your comments to the respective manager in order that they can be shared with the medical staff for future learning.

Kind regards

Steve Williamson

Chief Executive

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