"disgusted at the receptionists attitude"
About: Harmoni / NHS 111 Harmoni NHS 111 WD18 8YA
Posted by Edge822 (as ),
I called the 111 service last week and I am disgusted by the language used by the receptionist.
My mum had collapsed and was bleeding. I asked the receptionist if it was necessary to be asking all the questions, as naturally I was distressed. The receptionist told me to stop shouting and had no sympathy. I explained to her I wasn’t shouting or being aggressive, I was upset and just wanted help for my mum.
I asked the receptionist if I could speak to someone else because I wasn’t happy with her attitude, but she refused. When I asked her name, she wouldn’t provide it, telling me she has given it to me at the start of the call. Obviously due to the circumstances, I couldn’t remember her name. I then phoned back to try and get through to someone else, and the same receptionist answered and then put the phone down.
Instead, I then phoned 999. The paramedics were glad I called as my mother was very unwell. They were marvelous, and it makes me think in future I’ll dial 999 instead of 111.
I really do think that call handlers for 111 should be medically trained.