"A Review of Hillingdon Hosipital's Sunday..."
About: Hillingdon Hospital Hillingdon Hospital Uxbridge UB8 3NN
Rather foolishly, I was down to my last pill of Sertraline and forgot to go to the GP beforehand to get another prescription to carry me over the next month. Not-to-worry I thought, I can search for Walk-In-Clinics on the NHS website: The closest one to me being, rather unfortunately, Hillingdon Hospital (A&E dept.). Its one of those hospitals that I never really like being in and I never know why; but decided to go seeing as it was the closest one to my whereabouts. I get added to the stream at 9am. At 9:35am a nurse sees me: Nurse: How may I help? Me: Hi, I would like a prescription for 28tabs of Sertraline. I forgot to go to my GP beforehand. Nurse: Sorry, I can't prescribe you anything and you need to see your GP. Me: My GP is based in Euston, London. Nurse: Sorry, there is nothing I can do. Me: Why was I told to wait around? Nurse: Receptionist's cannot make these decisions (despite the Nurse being literally at arms-length to the receptionist with no barrier between the two). It was only 20mins away (implying that I hadn't better things to be doing on a Sunday morning) Me: What are my options? Nurse: You can go the the pharmacy you usually go to. Me: But that's all the way in London and I am back from university Nurse: Sorry I cannot help. The fact that there was no regard towards the way I was feeling or if I was experiencing any withdrawals from a medication which is supposed to be taken daily reflected on interpersonal ignorance to a high degree. After leaving I took a cab to Hayes Town Medical Centre and received a prescription at a centre I was not even registered with. ***Hillingdon hospital; I hope you grit your teeth or cringe at the poor quality of your staff.