We have had a considerable rise in referrals during 2017. We have some planned temporary staffing changes including Dr Kennedy who will be on maternity leave from November 2017 until July 2018. We are sorry but we are not currently able to provide an estimate for waiting time for initial appointments. We are discussing ways to manage this and will be recruiting new staff to support the service. Once these plans become more certain we will provide an update.
We had already offered appointments to people referred up to March 2017 and we will see everyone who has an appointment. Our priority will be to see people for follow up. Once we are certain that we are seeing everyone in follow up we will see people waiting for a first appointment as capacity becomes available.
Please note the following if you have been referred to us:
- We will write to acknowledge your referral.
- We will be holding information sessions for people waiting on our list, your letter provides more information about this.
- Once we have capacity to offer you an appointment we will write to you to ask if you would like to be seen.
We are sorry if this situation means that you might have a long wait to be seen if you have been referred to our service since April 2017. Our intention is to return to a situation where we can offer you an appointment within a reasonable time and we will update this page as we have news to report.
Updated: 6 July 2017