"The long wait for an appontment"

About: Telford referral and quality service (TRAQS) The Princess Royal Hospital / Cardiology The Princess Royal Hospital / Dermatology

(as the patient),

Apart from not understanding why it was such a long wait before the appointment was available, my experiences with the consultants was very positive, respectful and caring.

Because, however, my heart problem was not serious, the long wait for an appointment was not so concerning.

The long wait for the dermatology appointment meant that my skin situation had improved somewhat, but I needed help much earlier.

I was not offered any choices and not told why there was a long wait for appointments.

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Responses

Response from Lesley Anne Jones, Patient Advice and Liaison Officer, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your care and treatment at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital.

Our aim is to provide the highest standards of care for every patient, every time, and we are very sorry to hear your concerns about the care you received. Your comments have been sent to the Clinical Manager for the department concerned.

Unfortunately the Patient Opinion website does not share your contact details with the Trust, so we would encourage you to contact us so that we can look into the issues that you have raised in more detail.

The easiest way to do this is by calling our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01952 282888 or visiting their office in the Main Entrance.

They aim to: provide advice and support to patients, their families and carers; listen to your concerns, suggestions or queries; and, help sort out problems quickly on your behalf. If you wish to make a formal complaint then the PALS service will be able to provide you with more information about how to do this. You can also find out more on the Trust website at www.sath.nhs.uk/patient_information/complaints.asp.

Thank you once again for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback via the Patient Opinion website. We look forward to hearing from you so that we can look into the issues you have raised in more detail.

Mrs L. A. Jones

Patient Advice and Liaison Officer

Princess

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