"Insulting"

About: Peterlee Community Hospital

I saw a doctor at Peterlee Hospital Pain Management service due to chronic pain. They examined me in a very rough manner, which exacerbated my pain. They also told me under no circumstances did I have a severe condition like CFS/fibromyalgia.

Less than 6 months later I visited a rheumatologist at Durham University Hospital and have a confirmed diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Needless to say this left me with zero faith in the pain management services at this hospitalL

I have had around 3 appointments with the pain management service this year at Peterlee, I have not been offered any therapies or coping strategies for my condition. I was sent away with a leaflet.

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Response from Peterlee Community Hospital

Thank you for contacting NHS Choices.

To enable the Trust to investigate your concerns could you please contact the Patient Experience Team on 01642 624719 or email: patientexperience@nth.nhs.uk

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