I'm not one to complain about the NHS, i'm truly grateful for everything they have done for me. I dred to think how anyone in other countries would get through what i have, in some countries simply because of the cost.
So although i do feel my rant makes me look and feel abit spoilt i also feels it's a bit necessary. But saying that most rants from people in the first world makes us look spoilt, in hindsight... (obviously having some sort of philosophical, humanitarian break down/through)
I have been having pain in my tummy for months now, and after numerous doctors visits i have a scan booked. I expected the scan to be the following week, especially since the doctor knew how much constant pain im in.
Letter came through for 4 weeks ahead of time... at first i thought oki we'll see how it goes, but the pains got to a point that if i'm sat in my chair longer than 2/3 hours, i can't catch my breath.
So my moma phoned to get us an earlier appointment, the response being
We can't offer you an earlier appointment because we need to bring in a hoist and have a nurse trained to use one and a 45 minute opening.
1. I get the extra time and i think this is really sensible *high five
2. Why do they need to bring a hoist to the hospital, surely a hospital is the one place you can except to have a hoist... it makes no sense!
3. Why do they need trained nurses, i mean surely hoist training is something that is or should be part of being a nurse. I mean if someone fell, needed hoisting but there was no trained nurses around would the patient just have to wait on the floor?
It just seems a bit backwards to me.
Is this normal ? or do i have a odd hospital ? or is it a ward thing ?
Two weeks more of pain before i even have the scan :(