" 6 weeks just to even see the Cardiology specialist"
About: Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Exeter EX1 1PQ Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) / Cardiology Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford) Cardiology EX2 5DW
Posted by jimllwaxit (as ),
I saw my GP 3 weeks ago reference a severe increase in the amount of angina that I have had over the last couple of months. He was concerned enough to refer me back to the Hospital to see the Cardiologist.
I have been waiting for an appointment letter for 3 weeks now and today I get a letter from DART to contact them to talk over any further treatment and care that is required.
I rang them this afternoon and as soon as I confirmed who I was the lady gave me a choice of 3 Hospitals and said I would receive an appointment in 2/3 weeks. She didn't even ask me about my condition, medication, or whether it was better or even worse.
So, that'll be 6 weeks down the line just to even see the Cardiology specialist!
I believe that this was a waste of time and scarce NHS finances!