"Long wait for appointment with haematologist"

About: Leeds General Infirmary

I was an in patient at the LGI in January 2015 after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.

Upon being discharged I was informed that I would be referred to a haematologist as I would need to be on life long anticoagulation medication.

It is now 15 months later and I still have not been seen.

My pulmonary consultant is supposed to have chased up this appointment as has my GP and I have also contacted the haematologist myself - all to no avail.

Is it normal to have to wait this long???

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Response from Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

I am very sorry to read that you have waited so long and still have not received an appointment, to allow us to investigate this matter please contact the Trusts Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0113 206 6261 or alternatively email patientexperience.leedsth@nhs.net

With kind regards

Rosie

Senior Nurse

Patient Experience