Friday, March 27, 2009

Are you kidding me?

So, following up on my "women's exam" a few weeks ago (see this post), my GP decided to forward me on to a specialist for a GYN consultation. Forget the fact that I saw my GYN as a matter of course yearly back home. Today, I get a letter from said Consultant offering me an appointment... in August!

See dictionary definition of "whiplash" for the double take I did at seeing the date. Five months for a simple consultation? And that's before being kindly informed later on in the letter that if any procedures need to be performed I may have to wait "a considerable time".

Uhhm, are we talking 2009?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Socialized medicine at it's best!!!!!

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G said...

So if, heaven forbid, you have an ailment or things aren't working the way they should down there, you'll have to wait five months before you know for sure, and even longer still before you can do anything about it? Or do I have it wrong? I hope I have it wrong...

shesnotfromyorkshire.com said...

its the same here in England, darling! not the best is it?? ;(

Healthyeatingwhilebroke said...

LOL. Welcome to the NHS

darkman said...

Thats the Irish health service for you.