Hi all, I was wondering if anyone else out there is getting treatment in Glasgow or anywhere in Scotland and what their waiting list times have been. I am really upset by our treatment level so far. We went on the Glasgow waiting list in Feb 2013, I had an initial consultation in June 2013 and then nothing else until I enquired and we were finally seen for tests in Dec 2014. We have now had three appointment for routine tests, in Jan and March 2015. So in all we have been waiting for over 2 years since referral in 2013 and still have not been given a start date for our first ICSI cycle.
At the March app finally spoke to the main doctor who told me that because I turn 40 in August they may only have time to give me one free cycle of ICSI before I turn 40. So I pointed out I have been waiting since I was 37, to which he said "not the waiting time is down to 1 year" and then assured us they would push on and get our cycle started soon. But first I was to be sent for a routine scan and my husband for the sperm extraction test, as it's ICSI. Cut to this week when we both attended my scan and asked when h would be going for the SE test, and consultant says oh there's no note of that I'll have to check but there is a 2 month wait for that procedure. Cut to many phone calls later and she told us he now has an app on 22nd April. Oh well only another month wasted then! I am so annoyed at them seeming to palm us off month to month and not be clear about the timescales. I have sent a long email to the doctor's secretary asking for them to clarify if I am eligible for 2 funded cycles or only 1. Also I am seeing my GP tomorrow to ask her advice about how to appeal etc.
You see we have always known our only route would be ICSI from day 1 due to the nature of my h's condition. So really the doctor should have had him on that wait list since day one. There is no excuse for this extra wait.