"Shocked and horrified"
Posted by Anonymous
I was recently referred here as an NHS outpatient and was shocked at the service. The gynaecologist had not shown up 40 minutes after my appointment was supposed to start. When they did eventually show up an hour after, they called my name and I was in a rush and they immediately attempted to embarrass me "you don't need to walk fast" whilst laughing. the gynaecologist asked several questions, for example "does it hurt when..?" to which I replied "yes, it really hurts!" and they dismissed me "It doesn't though does it". The gynaecologist then specifically said to book another appointment at a specified time and day. When I got to the reception, they said the gynaecologist did not do appointments that day, to which they called them and the gynaecologist claimed they had never said this, and me and my family member were in shock. For the following appointment they called over and over again the day before asking if I could attend 15, 30, 45 minutes earlier, presumably because I was the last appointment, but I had booked the correct amount of time off already. Half an hour before I was due to go in, they called and cancelled the appointment!
I highly recommend not going to this hospital unless you are not an outpatient, as you will be undermined, embarrassed and called a liar.