About: Gravesham Community Hospital Gravesham Community Hospital DA11 0DG
Posted by Anonymous
My son needed blood tests done took him down Friday morning after doing school run for his brother only to see people waiting out side the department.
Took number and advised it would be at least 1 1/2 hour wait told it is quitter to come in the afternoon.
Son had to get back to school as he had an assessment he needed to complete.
Took him out of school again this afternoon arrived at the hospital at 1.30pm but no disabled spaces available (I am disabled) wouldn't mind but there was one space taken up by a car without a badge in it and another by someone just sitting in the drivers seat waiting.
I just feel that with limited space if you are waiting you could park up elsewhere wait for a call and then drive back round.
anyway drove round one way system and parked where I could had hobbled as quick as I could back to the hospital arrived at 1.50pm to be told that they were closed.
Bit miffed by this as it is printed on the form from doctor opening hours 8.30 to 2.00 and does not say anywhere on form may close early if high volume of patients.
Staff pointed out they have notices on the door no good for me as don't see them until I arrive.
Was then told that the blood is collected at 2pm to go to lab well would it not make more sense if the collection was a little later so that they can keep the doors open until 2pm.
I have nothing against the staff at the unit but just think that things could be made better organised and a better check could be done regarding usage of disabled parking.