Switching to private
I have a number of worrying symptoms, I have ongoing pain, as well as a mass in my abdomen confirmed by 5 GPS. I was sent to a and e twice by go requesting scans. Both times I was refused as bloods were normal so they decided I am fine. Did no checks, did not even feel for mass.
That was a month ago, now I am still waiting for a colonoscopy, the gp said with how the public is atm it will be at least 4 more weeks.
So I am requesting a private test. The go wants to know where I want to go. I can't afford it, am a medical card patient. A family has offered to pay.
I am wondering where to go? Has anyone had experiences with the various private hospitals. Are they generally the same wait time/price or do they vary?
Please share your experiences and recommendations. How much they cost, how long you waited etc.