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candie
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29-09-2004, 01:53 PM

nhs waiting lists

Having been treated for the same condition on and off since 1997, i now need a big op, and was told in june it would be a 4-6 months wait.I've just rung my consultants secretary who said it would be feb at the earliest!!I am devastated, my doctor was supposed to have written a letetr to speed things up, but hasnt done, so ive rung them..Is anyone else in the same situation, or can anyone offer any constructive advice as i cant afford to go private
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29-09-2004, 02:11 PM
candie i can,t offer any advice
but i really do hope you get it sorted soon
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29-09-2004, 02:22 PM
Candie,

My father was in the same postition with a severe throat problem......is your GP fund holding? if he is ask him to search for a different hospital with a smaller waiting list.

Other than that you can try writing to your MP, also write to the consultant that told your oringally 4-6 months and ask why now the delay...copy the mp on the letter as well......it can only help.
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29-09-2004, 03:38 PM
All I can say is KEEP PHONING! They'll soon get fed up with you and you'll be seen a lot quicker, tell them you're prepared to take a short notice cancellation! My daughter was told 9 months for her tonsils it ended up 7 weeks, they got so fed up with me ringing!!
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29-09-2004, 04:06 PM
I had the same with my daughter with tonsilitis, make a pest out of your self, phone every day and become a 'screamer'.
Make up a sob story and try putting a time limit to when you have the op .

Good Luck
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29-09-2004, 04:27 PM
good luck Candie - keep on to them!
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29-09-2004, 04:45 PM
Make sure you keep at them Candie, and especially your GP. I had this, and for the same op too, they offered me a cancellation, for the following day I couldn't get kids, dogs and everything else organised so I had to pass. I was then told I've have to wait months for it to be done if I couldn't make it.
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29-09-2004, 05:50 PM
erm i'll have to have lessons in being annoying then..only jokin i'll ask sue she'll help me..lol.No seriously i will keep ringing and ringing.
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29-09-2004, 05:56 PM
Oh Sally

I'm sorry to hear that. Hope you can nag them into an earlier date
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29-09-2004, 05:57 PM
Just get Roxy to ring once Candie, you'll be at the the top of the list in no time
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