"Chest Pain investigation"
About: William Harvey Hospital William Harvey Hospital Ashford TN24 0LZ
Posted by John Padwick
Having waited four weeks for a consultant appointment I was advised that a stress echocardiogram would be required. After my appointment the consultant for whom I have nothing but praise for handed me a note to pass to Cardiology Investigations reception in order to arrange this. This was handed to the receptionist who informed me that an appointment date would be sent to me within the next week. Two weeks later as I had heard nothing I called Cardiogy Investigations and was told no record of my appointment request was on file and that I needed to chase this with the Consultants Secretery. I am now advised that this could take a number of weeks. I have since been readmitted via A&E as my chest pain has become more intense. I am very disappointed that the Cardiogy receptionist did nothing with my initial request and as a result I now have to suffer in pain because of their incompetence.