AM asks for explanation for X-ray delays

MONMOUTH AM Nick Ramsay has asked the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s Chief Executive to explain why Chepstow patients have to wait so long before receiving results of X-rays.

Mr Ramsay contacted Chief Executive Judith Paget after receiving a complaint from a Chepstow constituent who had injured his ankle in a cycling accident.

“My constituent went to see his GP who sent him for an X-ray at Chepstow hospital on September 3rd. He couldn’t believe it when he was told he would have to wait four weeks for the result of the X-ray to be made available.

“This surely is excessive, particularly when a patient has suffered a break or fracture that may need intervention.

“I find it hard to believe that patients attending other X-ray departments, such as Nevill Hall, would have to wait so long before receiving their results.

“I look forward to receiving an explanation for this painful delay.”