"Waste of time"
About: Watford General Hospital Watford General Hospital Watford WD18 0HB
Posted by Anonymous
Took 2 weeks to get an urgent appointment referred from the GP and I only got that appointment by chasing them up. GP said I needed a particular type of scan and referred me to the Opthamology department because of severe headaches and as i'd had Central Serous Retinopathy a year or so earlier concluded it could be linked.
Appointments were running late - 2 hours late! My appointment was for 2pm, at 3.30 the nurse came out to say they were running late....really? no kidding!
When my turn eventually came around the consultant wasn't interested in my case at all. Before even examining me, he said the headaches were due to needing reading glasses because i'm 46 and according to him everyone needs them at 46! I pointed out that i'd had an eye test 2 weeks earlier and they said I didn't need them yet and to come back next year.
He looked into my eyes and concluded there was no nerve damage however he wasn't going to give me the particular scan the GP requested as he didn't want it on their budget and he said the GP should have referred me to a neurologist.
There is plenty else I could say about the treatment I received because quite honestly the whole thing was rubbish and a total waste of time.