"waste of time,uncaring and shambolic"
Posted by sj
Shame on you NHS!! After being bitten by something unknown today at work(I work with a lot of foreign cargo)My arm started to swell up and was itching like crazy.So I went to my local hospital which has a walk in centre so I don't have to impose myself on A and E and add to the que. When I told the receptionist what had happened she informed me that the walk in was closed and told me to call 111 (some nhs call centre).What would I say to someone on the other end of the phone?Even if he was a doctor how could he diagnose over the phone?So they now tell me to drive to another hospital not even knowing my condition.I drove to the other hospital and wait around 1hr 30 to be seen.The doctor identifies I need anti allergy medicine and medicine to stop a blood infection,So I wait for my prescription.Another 1hr passes and nothing. I ask the triage nurse about my prescription and she Barks I am very busy.Am then informed the payment machine for the prescription is broken so there is more of a wait.Find out that on the prescription is piritin which I can buy at a 1/3 of the price at tescos without a prescription! In the end I get so tired of waiting that I tell them not to bother and go home.