"phlebotomy a shambles"
About: Altrincham General Hospital Altrincham General Hospital WA14 1PE
So once again our family tried to have important blood tests at Altrincham and again due to the vast amount of people and lack of staff it was closed after 2.30 for new tickets . My poor Dad who is waiting for a hip operation waited for 2 hours and simply couldn't stand the discomfort and had to leave as they were still on 99 and he was number 44.
At the same time others left, as again unwell people simply can't sit in hard chairs for that many hours!! He has vital test for Warfarin and is now having to go to another center next day. Unfortunately this seems to be a theme as Mum went last week at 2.30 after visiting the doctors and was sent home as they wouldn't give any more tickets out. Something needs to be done as many of the testing units have been closed and staff simply can't cope with the tests.