Posted by Jenny
I was referred to Woodthorpe from Lincoln for a hip replacement op. All of the staff were lovely but the consultant was a massive let down. They came across extremely arrogant and uncaring and implied that I wasn't in enough pain as I was able to move my hip inwards when they examined me. I have been suffering with pain for the last 6 years, having had physio, pain block injections and been told that I have no cartilage left and bone rubbing on bone and have finally been diagnosed in Lincoln as needing a full hip replacement but this was dismissed almost immediately by them. They hadn't read my notes before I arrived and seemed shocked at my age, I'm 50. As I am able to cut my own toe nails, that seemed to absolutely be the deciding factor for them that they weren't going to carry out the op despite the fact that I struggle to walk, get dressed, drive and carry out daily activities. I felt extremely humiliated after seeing this consultant and would suggest that patients see the consultant before having all the pre-op tests done to save wasting everbodys time. It would also be a good idea if they read the patients notes before they arrived!