Add hospital appointments to Manage My Health

I would like to see these appointments added to Manage My Health with the option for patients to reschedule their appointments online.

Why the contribution is important

When you have regular outpatient appointments and a full time job, it's a hassle to have to call to reschedule, leave the call without a new appointment time and wait for a letter only to find that the new appointment time either clashes or isn't for a really long time.

by Rebekah on March 10, 2023 at 07:16AM

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Based on: 13 votes


  • Posted by SAH March 10, 2023 at 20:06

    Good idea, working on the St Johns Health shuttle I know the confusion for older folk with so many appointments. Having them all on a ‘calendar’ face would be great.
  • Posted by marlowmews March 12, 2023 at 11:42

    A fully integrated appointment platform would be fantastic. The platform must allow for change of appointment times as often those allocated don't suit. Something similar to the platform used by schools for parent teacher meetings
  • Posted by AceTimelord March 13, 2023 at 06:44

    Yes please! They keep sending me paper letters (which I need help to read cos functionally blind, including the optometry deparment, which would be hilarious if it weren't so frustraiting), about an appointment three months from now (which I will forget cos ADHD), and often no reminders. A lot of places are moving away from manage my health though, so it would be better on my indicie.
    Honestly, there needs to be one well resourced, fully disability accessible, integrated health record platform where appointments, documents, medical history etc etc can all be kept in one place, and then access can be given or withheld on patient request, to every specialist the patient visits. As it is, my doctor lost my letter from my psychiatrist authorising my ADHD meds, and every new hospital department or specialist has no clue what meds I am on, even in the same hospital.
    All appointments in the same place, easy to view. Then there will also be no more mix ups where the appointment to review the test results is scheduled in three months, but the actual test appointment is in four months. And where possible, different departments could schedule appointments back to back, especially for rural patients who have to travel in a long distance
  • Posted by Bware March 25, 2023 at 08:27

    How about adding summaries of appointments and treatment plans? That way we could help our elderly folk manage their care
  • Posted by listay1 March 29, 2023 at 15:40


    I had a respiratory appointment at my local hospital, all good. Saw the specialist. They asked at the appointment if I'd had a chest x-ray. No? Left the appointment.

     Weeks later get a letter in the mail (it had gotten lost) saying I needed a chest x-ray before my appointment. Ooops. Called specialist and nope didn't need an x-ray.
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