"Unable to get an appointment due to six month..."
About: Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Manchester M13 9WH
Very worrying backlog of appointments.
We have been trying to chase up a six monthly appointment that is essential to the treatment of glaucoma. I have been informed that they are now only working on the list of patients who should have been seen in February. After trying several avenues to get help I have been met with the same response. They don't know anything except the fact that there is a 6 month back log of patients waiting to be seen .I have been informed that there is a shortage of doctors and now that summer is here some of them are taking three weeks annual leave. This is not a new problem as we have encountered the same thing for the last two years. As a hospital that advertises itself as a centre of excellence they need to sort out communication and a way to get rid of the backlog of patients who are extremely concerned about losing their sight for the sake of a shortage of doctors.