I feel as if I'm banging my head against a brick wall. My local hospital was great when I was first diagnosed with paf, had a monitor within a couple of weeks and saw a cardiologist within 6 weeks and although he was a general cardio and after speaking with my son admitted he knew very little about AF he referred me to the major heart hospital in my area within days of my appointment..... Fast forward 8 weeks, having heard nothing I call the EP dept to find out when my appointment was likely to be.... They tell me nothing has come through and asked who was the dr I was referred to, I explained was sent to the EP dept. they then said if there was no consultants name it would have been binned, so I've waited 2 months for an appointment for nothing. I went back to the local consultant and explained all this to him, he re sent the referral with a consultant name on it. That was 14 days ago so I phoned the EP dept again.... Yes we have it it's in my basket here she said, I' ll send it down to get an appointment arranged for you .... They'll write to you and ask you to call back to arrange an appointment.... So I asked how long before I get a letter seeing I had waited 10 weeks to get to this stage and I was told three to 4 weeks and there's a three month waiting list for appointments.... So having waited around 14 weeks to be given the opportunity to make an appointment with an EP I will have to wait another 12 weeks to actually see him. That's 6 months where I can't drive, not on warfarin, continuing to have minor paf attacks and at the end of my rope because I'm so tired with no hope of circumventing the system that people who do not understand what I'm going through have set up. Surely we shouldn't have to fight the system to be seen by an EP in this way!
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