Bayston Hill resident given 2025 wait time for ‘urgent’ Hospital appointment - “We cannot go on like this”

17 Nov 2022
letter as shared on Twitter by Bayston Hill resident

The 951 day wait is for a 16 year old in need of an urgent Urology Department appointment. The resident told local healthcare campaigner Alex Wagner that he was “dumbfounded” by receiving the letter, and wanted it to be shared to highlight “a real life example of the plight of local NHS issues”.

He added: “We knew it was bad, the difficulties local and national NHS were experiencing and anticipating maybe a 6 month wait… but we are both astonished at it being THIS bad.”

Commenting on the letter, Lib Dem Councillor Alex Wagner added: “This is possibly the worst case of the NHS backlog failing a patient that I have seen in a long time. To ask someone in need of urgent care to wait for three years is simply unacceptable, and is a damning example of the quality of the service in Shropshire.

People deserve good quality NHS care when they need it, and quickly - not 951 days late. We cannot go on like this. It is letting patients down, letting our hard-working staff down as they work in impossible conditions, and it casts shame on the government.”

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