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To think this is bullshit?

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CrohnicallyCold Tue 30-Dec-14 17:36:29

My consultant and I decided to order a diagnostic test at my check up 5 weeks ago, and I would get an appointment in the post. After 3 weeks I hadn't heard anything so phoned his secretary and left a message. She never rang back.

I kept trying over the next fortnight, eventually I got hold of the secretary in person, and what do you know? She was about to do the referral in just a few minutes' time.

AIBU to think that is bullshit, it shouldn't take 5 weeks to get round to doing a referral/making an appointment for a diagnostic test, and they've simply forgotten about me for the past 5 weeks?

SpottyTeacakes Tue 30-Dec-14 17:39:01

I work in a doctors surgery and even non urgent referrals are done with in a couple of days so based on that yanbu. I'm not sure how hospitals work though, we just got bank dd's physio report which she had last January shockhmm

MiddleAgedandConfused Tue 30-Dec-14 23:57:46

Yanbu - sounds like they forgot to me.

Ceasre Wed 31-Dec-14 00:04:18

Yanbu. Complete bull. My mum has just had a procedure due to take place on Friday cancelled because the consultant did not advise her GP the date. It was necessary for one of her meds to be stopped for a week prior to the procedure. The effing consultant is trying to blame me!

CrohnicallyCold Wed 31-Dec-14 12:04:13

Not just me then- is January a record??

CrohnicallyCold Wed 31-Dec-14 12:04:54

Hope your mum's procedure gets sorted soon ceasre

SquinkiesRule Wed 31-Dec-14 12:52:16

YANBU My Ds is waiting for an appointment after ending up in the A&E and the GP referring him to a specialist. It all happened in October. I'd like him to see the specialist sooner so he doesn't end up back in A&E again. It all takes way too long.

CrohnicallyCold Fri 09-Jan-15 06:37:46

Well, I phoned up again after not hearing anything by Monday as promised, and she said she unexpectedly had time off so did the referral on Weds, so I should get my letter today. Seeing as I was on the phone anyway, she told me the date/time if my appointment. It's next week. So it's a good job I phoned and asked, else I wouldn't have been able to tell work till Monday that I need a day off next week.

While I'm glad that I don't have to wait ages for my appointment after waiting ages for the referral to be done, it's a shit system! What if you need more than a few days' notice to get the time off work?

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