"Outpatient appointment at Barts"

About: St Bartholomew's Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

Appointment time 10: 30

05: 00 Woke up to catch 6'o clock National Express to London.

06: 00 Started the bus journey from Fareham.

10: 15 Reached at Barts Hospital

10: 55 ECG test.

10: 45 to 11: 45 Waited for the next test.

11: 45 to 12: 25 Echo test (normally it takes 20 to 25 minutes)

12: 25 to 12: 55 waited for the printout of the Echo.

12: 55 to 13: 30 waited at Clinic 1 for appointment.

13: 30 Seen by Another doctor than the one I was supposed to see. (fine)

13: 40 Inquired to the receptionist regarding the blood test doctor suggested. I was told to take a ticket from the machine and wait for the number to appear on the screen.

13; 55 Number flashed on the screen. Told by the technician to get the request from the doctor

14: 00 Back at the reception. I was asked by the receptionist to contact the nurse in charge.

14: 05 Met the nurse.

14: 10 Being too busy, it took a while the nurse to sort out the request.

14: 15 Blood taken.

14: 20 Back at the reception for future appointment. ( Receptionist seems to be agitated seeing me many times)

14: 40 Finally got the next appointment. {Usually it takes 3 minutes to book an appt.

I was told there was some computer issues. )

15: 30 Reached at Victoria. The 2: 30 booking had already expired.

16: 30 Onboard National EXpress to Fareham with a New Ticket.

20: 00 Back at home. Wife could not go for her night shift due to my late arrival.

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