changing hospitals for shorter waiting times for surgery
Has anyone had any experience of asking to be referred to another hospital for nhs treatment whilst still on waiting list at another hospital ?
I’m a patient at BMI hospital, for another issue as an NHS patient ,and have been asked by a nurse there ,why I wasn’t having my knee surgery at BMI hospital as they are now doing elective surgery’s again .
The nurse told me I could ring my consultant secretary ask if they could send my referral to them and tell them I was fed up of waiting To have my knee replaced
I wondered if it was this easy to do or whether I should speak to my GP before deciding as I’ve never experienced this
My local hospital are saying they cannot resume elective surgery due to covid and they don’t know when they will be able to again at this moment in time just thought I’d ask people their thoughts on whether this would be a viable option for me.
Ive not been seen now for 7 months and my Arthiritis is getting worse .
Thanks Julie 😊
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