"Failure to organise knee replacement"
Posted by Anonymous
In March 2014 my consultant decided that I needed a full knee replacement but due to previous surgery I needed a custom built prosthetic. Twelve months later after numerous calls to his every changing secretaries, and complaints to the CEO of the hospital I decided to go elsewhere. Within 6 weeks my new consultant had worked with the supplier, designed a new knee and was ready to fit it. Now three months later I have a stable knee and pain free. The excuse from the consultant at London Bridge was the time difference with the vendor in the US and the complexity of the prosthetic, but amazingly my knee consultant managed it with no problem. The support from everyone involved at London Bridge was absolutely pathetic and unless you are mega-rich they have no real interest. I previously had my hips replaced by another consultant at London Bridge and the service from them was excellent but my stay in the hospital was less than relaxing. The noise (day and night) is appalling with staff constantly shouting t each other, crashing trolleys about. You would probably get a more peaceful time sitting on the platform of the station opposite during rush hour.