U.K. hospital appointments.

I hear stories over and over again of people attending hostpital  appointments in the U.K only to be told that the relevent documentation has not been forwarded to the consultant, resulting in a wasted trip not only for the patient but also for an accompaning assisstant.

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The health budget needs proper management.

by hangohill on April 09, 2017 at 12:26PM

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  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 09, 2017 at 12:38

    This has happened to someone I know too. The system is in the process of being'joined up' on the Island,but I hear of no movement toward doing this with off Island appointments.It is not only very distressing for patients who are already upset and unwell,it is a total waste of money and time and tells the hospital staff in England that our health service is incompetent,yet when it does happen that relevant information is not available,no one is held to account for it.Why is that?
    As more and more appointments are off Island,(we seem unable to keep medical staff )we need to have this right,both for patients sake and money saving.
  • Posted by dpfellows April 09, 2017 at 13:27

    Presumably data is available that will show how frequently this happens and what additional cost is incurred.

    If this is happening it is a typical example of the "Failure Cost" issue I have submitted a few days ago.
  • Posted by mannin April 09, 2017 at 17:10

    Turncoat Kate will sort it out ?
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