dr-john-furness

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Written by a carer at Leeds General Infirmary
15th April 2019


Only met Dr Furness briefly after bringing my daughter in to LGI, however we felt totally comfortable with his assessment and plan. Although we obviously would rather not have see him again(!), I would be more than happy for my daughter to be under his care again if she were to become ill in the future

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Written by a patient at South Tyneside District Hospital
1st February 2019


A good caring doctor whom listens and has time for his patients, its always a pleasure to deal with the caring people of the Nhs

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Written by a carer at South Tyneside District Hospital
30th January 2019


Dr Furness was very patient and reassuring with my daughter and explained what he was doing with her. Dr Furness also explained to Emily what was wrong with her ear and how he was going to treat the infection. It was a very reassuring experience as this has been an on going issue for several weeks!

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Written by a carer at South Tyneside District Hospital
17th January 2019


This doctor seen my 10 month old baby as she had a bad chest and struggling to breathe he was excellent with her and give us the answers we were looking for. He also listened to any questions/ concerns we had and let us explain what was happening. I would totally recommend this doctor.

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Written by a carer at South Tyneside District Hospital
10th January 2019


I took my 18 month old daughter to be seen at the QE hospital today where one dr said she might have blepharospasm but wanted the children’s consultant to check her over dr Furness and another consultant came into the room and watched a video of my daughter who I recorder blinking and twitching her head while watching a video on my phone after she had a bump to the head which in he’s words said “he thinks she’s tell tailing” another words lying she’s only 18 months old he gave us an appointment for a follow up in a months time which she will be giving an eye test I’m not happy about my daughter been called a liar it’s unprofessional

21st January 2019
Response from Dr John Furness

Thank you fro your feedback. am sorry you think I called your daughter a liar. I did not think I did that and certainly did not intend that. I am sorry that you thought that was the case. I did not think your daughter was blinking without realising (blepharospam is the medical term for this) because of a sinister reason and that it would stop without intervention. I noted she did not do it when I was seeing her until we started looking at and talking about the video you had helpfully made. I am sorry that two consultant paediatricians and a consultant emergency department doctor were unable to address your concerns. All three of us thought the same thing and we arranged a follow up appointment. I had thought we had agreed this plan and had helped to reassure you. I hope that she is now better. Please do let iwantgreatcare and me (via iwantgreatcare) know if another diagnosis or tests are ordered at the follow up appointment that was arranged with another consultant as a precaution.

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Specialises in

  • Paediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine

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I am a consultant general paediatrician retraining to do Children's A&E. I work as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Leeds General Infirmary Chidlren's A&E. This is to learn the management of accidents. It is a privilege to treat children and families. We do not always "get it right" and so honest feedback with suggestions on how to improve are invaluable. Positive feedback is always good as people tend to concentrate on when they think things go badly. This is increasingly common as people come expecting a treatment to discover there is none needed.

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