"The long wait"

About: Northampton General Hospital (Acute) / Ophthalmology

(as the patient),

I attended Northampton General Hospital a week after having eye surgery for a checkup. I waited 1 hour 30 minutes and spent less than 2 minutes with the specialist who looked at my scar and said that's fine, come back in 6/7 weeks to have tubes removed.

This was a complete waste of her time and mine. Surely my GP could have looked at the scar and if he had any concerns refer me back to the hospital.

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Response from Northampton General Hospital


Thank you for your comments. We do understand your frustration at the apparent waste of time - however a majority of GP's prefer the Opthalmic specialist to review all post-operative patients to ensure there are no complications following surgery.

We hope you continue to make a good recovery.