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Hospital tomorrow

Started by: priscus (inactive)

Have got a hospital dental appointment tomorrow, having been referred by my usual dentist.

Adding together the wait first to see dentist, and then subsequent wait for hospital appointment, results in a wait of MORE than twelve months.

Waiting so long, I am not unhappy about the appointment being for a Saturday. It is good, that scarce resources are getting better utilisation, and not standing idle for the weekend.

I can't help wondering though, if some system could not be implemented to offer Saturday appointments to people who are working. Oldies, like me, do not usually face any penalty associated with appointments on a weekday.

(Unless, of course, the hospital dentist is only providing the Saturday session!)

Started: 7th Dec 2018 at 15:17

Posted by: PeterP (8826)

Some hospital appointments on Saturday can be a waste of time A few months ago my son had to go to Boston House for an eye examination and due to having drops in his eyes he could not drive so dad was taxi driver( He lives in Astley and I live in Ashton) He had the drops and then had to wait before he should have had photos done. He saw an optician but did not have his photos done Told no one was available on Saturdays to do this He had to re book for a week day and take time off work and go through the process again

Replied: 7th Dec 2018 at 18:41

Posted by: bambam (2330)

Hope everything went well priscus.

Replied: 9th Dec 2018 at 00:10

 

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