"Just not good enough."
About: Warrington Hospital Warrington Hospital Warrington WA5 1QG
Posted by Aching
The '18 week treatment rule' is being blatantly breached for orthopaedic surgery at this hospital. The PCT know about this. The PCT can fine the hospital for each breach. (Worth thinking about!) In my case, I should have had surgery by now but have been informed that the June and July lists are full and not to expect to be given an appointment before August. I also know of someone who has been waiting for a hip replacement at this hospital for over 9 months. I was told by the PCT my GP could expediate matters. Not true. A total disappointment. Why even bother having the 18 week rule, the PCT and the SHA? In my experience, none have performed as expected.