Navigation Links
Official Lapse Makes the Patient Wait

Tina Jordan who is 50 suffers from severe back pain but she has to wait for another year to get an appointment with a specialist. //

It is not her fault but she is a victim of an administrative mix-up which health officials are refusing to rectify. The extra delay which she is put through will not appear in the Scottish Executive's waiting list figures. This is because the first referral to see a neurosurgeon was not officially recorded. On the other hand the health officials are announcing that they have reduced the waiting times for initial hospital consultations to six months.

Mrs Jordan said that she is not alone but there are unknown numbers of patients waiting much longer than necessary for an appointment. Her health board NHS Highland confirmed that her case was referred to NHS Greater Glasgow consultants last September. But the city health board denied it. Staff at the Southern General Hospital said that the letter was seen only on April 18 2006. Mrs Jordan was very upset and wrote to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman about the situation and has raised concern there is no system for recording whether referrals have been received by hospitals. NHS Greater Glasgow spokeswoman said that they apologize for the delay and the discomfort the patient will have experienced.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
2. Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK
3. U.N. Official Doubts India On AIDS Data
4. US Officials To Discuss Effectiveness Of Plan To Face Bird Flu Threat
5. Health Officials Inquire Into OraQuick HIV Tests
6. Officials In Turkey Confirm Deaths Due To Bird Flu
7. Chinese Health Officials To Discuss Preparation Of Bird Flu
8. Bihar Health Officials Worried As Polio Cases Soar
9. Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay
10. Wal-Mart under Pressure from Health Care Officials
11. Respite from the bird flu crisis: Chinese Official says high Risk Period is "Over"
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating Disorders ... for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration for ... Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual iaedp™ ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that covers care for a ... waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. , “What ... is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start immediately,” said Mechell Vieira, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and ... October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the ... certain health insurance regulations. ... time to get a flu shot is by the end of October, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch of ... the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while ... technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. ... The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show ... The segment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: