"Waiting time"

About: Royal Derby Hospital

I saw my rheumatology consultant in January and had various tests done that day and ultrasound in February.

I was told to expect a follow up appointment in 8 to 10 weeks to discuss results and hopefully a diagnosis. My follow up appointment is not until mid May. This is 18 weeks after my initial appointment. I appreciate my condition is not bad enough for me to be off work etc but I am disappointed that I have to wait so long.

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Response from Royal Derby Hospital

Good Morning

Thank you for your e-mail.

Firstly, I would like to apologise to you for the disappointment that you have experienced.

We would be happy to investigate the concerns raised in your correspondence if you would like to contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on Freephone: 0800 783 7691 or the office on: 01332 785156 quoting reference nu: 31444.



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