"Phototherapy day treatment"
About: Medway Maritime Hospital Medway Maritime Hospital Gillingham ME7 5NY
Posted by Quadlock
First - the car parking is dreadful and expensive - you have to judge how long you will be and then pay before rather than paying after appointment - some moronic bureaucrat decided that - clearly incapable of thought!
The Dermatology day treatment is very good - at first visit you maybe slightly worried by the laid back atmosphere - but do not confuse laid back with unfriendly or unhelpful the staff are excellent - helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The treatments are on time (on one visit of 30 I was treated late - about 40 minutes late for explained and understandable reasons - 1 of 30 is about 3% so pretty good).
On your first visit a nurse will show you where all the facilities are and explain your responsibilities (nothing difficult - getting yourself changed, getting towel(s) and protective specs and clearing up after yourself!) and on subsequent visits they leave you to it .
The only reservations I have is with the length of wait before I got the treatment and indeed the initial Consultant appointment which was several months in both cases thus giving even more time for the skin complaint to develop - but that's about politicians and nothing to do with this excellent department - and I have to recognise that people with life-threatening skin problems are rightfully on a fast track! I still blame the politicians!