"10 weeks after scan still waiting for results!"
About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
Posted by Anonymous
My partner was referred to the urology department for an urgent referral after finding a lump, the initial referral appointment was within one week of seeing the GP, we were told he would need a scan and expected this to be performed at this appointment.
Frustratingly this appointment with the consultant was just to confirm the presence of the lump & that a scan would be required. This seems such a poor use of stretched resources when you have already been referred by a GP.
The ultrasound appointment letter arrived promptly a scan had been arranged for 10 days post the consultant appointment. During the scan the ultrasonographer raised some other 'concerns' and scanned these areas too explaining that now the scan would be sent to the consultant and we would get an appointment for the results, that was 10 weeks ago.
My partner has spoken to the department on numerous occasions, last week he was told that he would hear within 48 hours, a week later and still no appointment date. Whilst being understanding that resources are stretched a 10 week wait for results is not only agonizing but potentially detrimental to his health if this is something serious.