Dr John Furness
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.