"Waste of my time and NHS time"
About: Corbett Hospital Corbett Hospital Stourbridge DY8 4JB
Posted by Anonymous
Suffered a 3rd degree tear when having my first baby. Was told at hospital my follow up appointment would be 8-10 weeks after delivery. 15 weeks later i go to appointment. After waiting for an hour in a hot waiting room with a young baby i was finally seen. I appreciate that you cant always run to time however there were about 6 people waiting so why it took an hour to be seen i'll never know. Once in there Dr was pleasant enough and nurse was nice. Was examined and told in less than 10mins that had healed well with no need to be seen again. So after 1hour 10mins then came time to pay for parking........£3.60 for just over an hour. I could get my car washed for less than that. I understand that they need to check you over, however could a community midwife not visit you before your appointment and if you do not need it, get it cancelled and give it to someone who does need the appointment. With NHS always having budgets cuts would it not cost less money to only refer those who need it. Mind you what they must make in parking should cover any cuts. Service itself was good other than the ridiculously long wait.