How long will I need to wait before being seen?

For some conditions, such as if cancer is suspected, the wait will be very short, a week or two. For others you might have to wait for several weeks. This includes areas like physiotherapy. A children's hospital is a very busy place and there are always lots of children with things wrong with them who need to be seen: but you should not be kept waiting so long that your illness becomes unbearable or makes you very ill. If your parents are worried about the wait, they can ring the number given in the appointment letter if they have one, or they can ask PALS to look into it for them.

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