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I Am Truly Upset 
8th-Sep-2017 05:04 pm
RDE
In England we are so lucky to have the NHS.

I work for the NHS - and love it.



However people are always complaining about it - especially the waiting lists.

Well, a colleague of mine's husband found out last month he needed a heart proceedure.  He was told it could be a year before he got his appointment, but as they said they could take a cancellation they were lucky and Freddie had his proceedure yesterday ... Yay (and all went well).

HOWEVER, when they got there just before 8 am they were the only ones there ... there were 5 slots.  About 20 mins late one of the others turned up, but the others never did.

So all these people who complain should see this, and the fact that 75% of the clinics I work in have at least one non-attending.  Routinely they are offered another appointment, and thus more money, more delay in waiting lists .

I don't often get political, but was just so annoyed about these other 3 missing people.
Comments 
8th-Sep-2017 07:03 pm (UTC)
I never understand why someone wouldn't turn up! That place could go to someone else!!!!
17th-Sep-2017 07:25 pm (UTC)
So true ... if people cancelled then others on the waiting list can have a speedier appt.
8th-Sep-2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
Some people are just so incredibly rude and thoughtless.
17th-Sep-2017 07:25 pm (UTC)
So true ... if people cancelled then others on the waiting list can have a speedier appt.
9th-Sep-2017 07:26 pm (UTC)
I cannot understand why people don't call to cancel an appointment. It's rude to just not show up.
17th-Sep-2017 07:26 pm (UTC)
So true ... if people cancelled then others on the waiting list can have a speedier appt.
10th-Sep-2017 01:29 pm (UTC)
I've missed appointments from forgetting when they were or getting the time muddled up - I've been doing much better since the texting services was properly rolled out.

But yeah, a crazy amount of missed appointments.
17th-Sep-2017 07:27 pm (UTC)
True, I forgot a dentist appt once, but now with the texting there is very little excuse.

So true ... if people cancelled then others on the waiting list can have a speedier appt.
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