"Still waiting for follow-up after breast surgery"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Breast surgery

(as the patient),

Having had trouble with discharge and blood from both nipples i was referred by my GP to the breast clinic.

Having previously had a lump removed, she decided i required seeing for further investigations. I was seen by a doctor within a matter of a few weeks, he then suggested we see if the problem continues and requested to see me again in a further 6 weeks.

I attended and this time saw a female doctor. She got a 2nd opinion from mr ellenbogen and they decided together to do a procedure called the Hadfield procedure, first on the right nipple then once healed, the left.

Everything was explained to me and my op and pre-op was booked there and then. I went for my op mid-May and was told the biopsy result would be with them in 10 days. I am still however waiting for an appointment. i rang mr ellenbogens secretary a few weeks ago and she told me an appointment was being made as he had reviewed the results and wished to discuss them further, but still no appointment has arrived.

I have had a discharge letter stating i require further treatment, but no appointment.

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Response from Philip Dylak, Director of Nursing, Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust

Dear smo,

Thank you for your posting – I am sorry to hear you are experiencing difficulties. This is not a service where we normally have any difficulties in providing follow up appointments.

If you could contact Deputy Director Clinical Services Steve Ashworth, on 0161 331 622 he will sort out this issue immediately.

Many thanks

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