"Avoid it, unless you want to get unreliable..."

I've recently visited the Centre for a throat infection. The only positive thing was the kindness of the staff.

Said this, I would like to report some worrying instances happened:

- The nurse who was visiting me had to look up / google for several drug names and potential treatments for my symptoms.

- I was eventually prescribed antibiotics. However, the pharmacist I took the prescription to found out that the prescribed dose was far less than the necessary to complete a full course. Secondly, the prescription was not signed, so I had to return to the centre loosing a considerable amount of time.

I suppose it's well known what kind of important risks are associated to not taking the right amount of antibiotics.

I would hope to believe what happened was something occasional, but I will definitely not visit the centre again if this is the representative sample of the staff's preparation.

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