"Delay in essential reconstructive surgery"
About: Crosshouse Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics Crosshouse Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics KA2 0BE Glasgow Royal Infirmary / Trauma & orthopaedics Glasgow Royal Infirmary Trauma & orthopaedics G4 0SF
Posted by diesel (as ),
March 2015 suffered severe shoulder trauma, discharged early May to await appointment to discuss athroplasty, an essential procedure as I am paraplegic and loss of shoulder function had considerable effects on independence, mobility and quality of life. July appointment cancelled, August appointment I was told I had to be referred to a consultant at Glasgow Royal as the procedure could not be done at Crosshouse, told I should get appointment in 6-12 weeks and consultant led treatment 6 weeks after. Mid November contacted GRI as no word of appointment to find out the consultant there did not need to see me and the consultant at Crosshouse was sent a letter re this in early September, tried phoning.
GRI made another appointment for me but treated it as a new referral, got word from Crosshouse in late November to say my letter had been awaiting attention (from mid Sept till end November). The result is, I don't have an appointment till February. Any treatment could start mid March, which will be 12 months after the trauma and 6 months since Crosshouse moved me on....extremely poor service.