"Missed appt due to 20 min queue to drive..."
Posted by CAGEN
Wouldn't recommend this hospital to anyone, but it's not like there is a choice. Spent 20 min is a queue to get through the parking lot, which had no spaces.
Then drove around neighbourhood, found a spot and walked 1/2km to the front of the hospital with my disabled daughter, only to be told patients are not allowed to enter there, even though that entrance was 25ft from the audiology dept where her appointment was. Had to walk around to the remote back entrance, another 1/2km, and arrived 20min late.
Waited another 35min to be told the audiologist could not see her today, and and to rebook appointment for a month later. Makes me wonder when the NHS says they lose money from missed appointments, as how many of these are due to lack of parking and poor signage regarding spaces available. If there had been a sign saying there were no spaces available in the first place, I would have parked in the neighbourhood right away, and wouldn't have missed the appointment. What a ridiculous waste! Now I have to take another morning off work, and use more petrol driving 20min there and back again.