"Why does it take so long to get an MRI scan?"
About: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge CB2 0QQ
Posted by Robert Jackson
On 13th January 2016 I had an appointment with a consultant at the Community ENT clinic because of sudden hearing loss.
The consultant requested an MRI scan at Addenbrookes'.
I finally received an appointment for the scan on 19th April, more than 3 months later.
On 4th May 2016, more than 2 weeks after the scan, the ENT clinic had still not received the scan.
This seems like an exceptionally relaxed approach to making appointments and providing the results.
I have the impression that younger acquaintances who have had MRI scans at Addenbrookes have received faster turnaround than this (I am 72), and I wonder if it is their policy to give low priority to older patients, or if my experience is usual?