Your views on Lennox news
We told you last week that doctors at Oakview Medical Practice in Alexandria making emergency referrals for women believed to be suffering from breast cancer have been left worried by an eight-week delay for treatment.
Readers took to our Facebook page to share their views on the issue.
Paula Noonan said:“TheVale gynaecology waiting time is ridiculous too - six weeks wait to get biopsy results, only getting them by continually phoning the department to be then told although nothing found further tests/appointments are needed but can’t get an appointment because the consultant is off sick.
“Is there only one gynaecologist for the whole of theVale area?”
LouiseWrethman Colman said: “This is absolutely disgraceful, peoples life’s are at risk, yet no one seems to be doing anything.
“Would the NHS bosses etc be on a waiting list for treatment? “Scandalous.”
Caz Buchanan said:“This is absolutely shocking and frightening, where’s all the councillor’s? “Talk and get this sorted asap. “This is somebody’s life.” Noleen Darroch added:“I waited over 10 weeks from an urgent referral made in July, when queried with the appointment section I was told that they were not allowed to offer out appointments that had already been cancelled by patients as an alternative date, so good chance there has been clinics run that have not been full.”
Rosie Robertson added:“This is horrific in this day and age - priorities should be looked at and assessed accordingly it’s disgusting the way that patients are being treated. Shocking.”
Lynda McEwan added:“It’s not the NHS’s fault.
“It’sTory/Labour/SNP austerity that’s strangling the services it can provide.
“Be careful because they want us to blame the NHS and say that it’s failing so they can privatise it and make our health system like America’s.
“Organise and fight austerity instead.”
Louise Robertson added:“Wonder why women die younger here than anywhere else in Scotland.”
Sara Sousa said:“It’s happening everywhere around England as services are stretched to the max, with very little staff to run it.
“If there was a patient with a acute prognosis they would take priority which means appointments get cancelled or delayed in date.“It’s incredibly frustrating but it’s not the NHS foundation trust fault.”