"NHS in Ipad era"
About: The Great Western Hospital The Great Western Hospital Swindon SN3 6BB
Posted by Anonymous
Due to an incident, my nose was broken. After 5 days waiting to see the Dr who will re-break my nose, I have signed my agreement to the operation which will cover the Dr's responsability in taking this action. I don't need a copy of this as I trust the/any Dr, but I asked for a certificate as requested by my company. I've been told that they will give it to me. I've informed my company that I will be back at work on monday as the Dr succesfully broken my nose and fixed it. I've been told to bring a paper showing that I'm fit to work. back to the hospital, I have been told to contact my GP. At GP reception (Health center), I've been told to come back on Monday. I can undersstand that the Dr is too busy to give me such paper, but I am wondering what Nerses and receptionists are doing? So, I lost another half working day, to go to GP, I will loose another working day to see ''another Dr'' who did not break my nose'', consequently does not know nothing about it, and he/she will then tell the reception, ''yes, give him this bloody paper'' (and still thinking that I'm wasting their time for a piece of paper!). well, I think I would quickly got this certificate, if I say ''the Dr has broken my nose and I am very sick now''. I would quickly be visited by another Dr and he would say ''you are not sick, you are ok'' then I would say '' of course I am not sick, so give me this bloody paper showing that I am fit to work''. It seems funny... as the NHS administration is. Just to let you know that I am not agaist any particular staff (they are all lovely people), but against the administration / system. It's shame that the NHS of a great country as UK is, laid back behaind the poorest European countries.