"Too long waiting times to see specialist"

About: Hereford County Hospital

I have been referred to endocrinology specialist couple months ago. Received appointment letter which has been cancelled. The second apointment was cancelled very last minute again. I lost 2 work days.

Also after speaking to secretary I was informed waiting list is 20 + weeks which is nearly 6 months if I am lucky...

One consultant is off sick, another one on leave so County Hospital has no endocrinologist covering at all!

So if I had cancer and was waiting for investigations or diagnosis by 6 months time it would be too late to do anything...

Very disappointing.

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Response from Hereford County Hospital

On behalf of Wye Valley NHS Trust I wish to thank you for raising your concerns.

I shall be copying your comments to the department.

If you wish to speak to a member of the PALS team please do not hesitate to contact us on 01432 372986.

Many thanks.

Patient Experience Team.

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