"Appointments promised, still waiting."
About: East Surrey Hospital / Ophthalmology East Surrey Hospital Ophthalmology RH1 5RH
Posted by Meterman (as ),
I recently suffered what appears to have been a T. I. A. and for half an hour lost all my right side of the field of vision.
I visited my local GP surgery the following day.
My GP contacted the East Surrey Hospital and told me to visit Limpsfield Ward later the same day.
I visited the ward and after waiting for some time, I was seen by an opthalmologist. She checked my eyes very thoroughly but did not have the equipment to check for blind spots.
The doctor told me I would be contacted a few days later with appointments for the other eyes tests and a scan on my neck.
Despite many phone calls the the hospital and further visits to the GP surgery, I still await these very necessary tests nearly two weeks later.
According to the NHS website a TIA is treated as a medical emergency, so why do they not seem to be bothering to arrange these other tests I need?