"Facility for blood tests needs reviewing,,,"
About: Queen's Hospital (Romford) Queen's Hospital (Romford) Romford RM7 0AG
Posted by Bulletdozer
Took my 83 year old father to Queen's today for a blood test. We arrived at 0730. The electronic ticket sign was showing that No 18 was being seen to. Dad then took his ticket - but he was number 95 ! We were there over two hours just for a simple blood test appointment. Obviously the place was extremely busy. It cost me £3.60 to use the car park for that length of time, so perhaps we should have got the bus instead. Worst thing of all is the location. Those waiting are seated near the entrances to other departments, so people keep getting in each other's way. It was busier than Heathrow Airport and yet it was so early in the day. There really needs to be a dedicated site for blood tests that is away from the main building. I saw a friend of mine while I was waiting and she had a ticket number of over 200. I hope someone can look at this and move blodd tests to a more appropriate another location. The Harold Wood Polyclinic springs to mind, or the Victoria in Pettits Lane.