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messageIs your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by twinhunters October 15, 12:04PM

Just wondering if all drs waiting areas still shut , I got very distressed when visiting mine , as it was pouring down 8 of us waiting in car park to go in , personally I was ok but got talking to a lady with breast cancer , who had came to see nurse as She had infection after surgery , she had arrived early as was using public transport and was in rain for at least 30 mins , I was seeing a dr so I couldnít offer her my time slot sad smiley . This has played heavily on my mind . Wrote a complaint to surgery as they have a good size waiting area empty , all I got was because of Covid .

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by Froglander October 15, 01:56PM

Please name the surgery.

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by Pugwash October 15, 02:00PM

My GP surgery is not using their waiting room, GPs collect their patients via a side door

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by Metallic October 15, 02:19PM

My surgery is doing both.

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by Sue October 15, 02:25PM

My surgery is using their waiting room, but the vast majority of consultations are by phone.

But you can't give a flu jab by phone 🤣

There were three patients max in the waiting room during the time I was there, very widely distanced.

And masked, obviously.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 15, 02:25pm by Sue.

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by sjsl October 15, 05:09PM

That sounds very unsatisfactory. My GP is using their waiting room, but only for a handful of people Ė when I went for my flu jab there were a couple of others waiting, miles apart. Surely if someone is recovering from surgery, and coming by public transport, they could accommodate that more sympathetically!

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Posted by twinhunters October 15, 10:18PM

Thanks I thought maybe they are not allowed, now I know some surgeries are using thereís Iím going to Push this more as I believe totally out of order ,on the elderly. Surgery could hold at least 10 patients socially distancing, with winter upon us , donít think itís fair waiting in outdoor elements with no shelter .

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by Bic Basher October 16, 12:02AM

The waiting room at 306 appears to be only used for appointments with the nurse. When I went recently, they only had two chairs!

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by seenbeen October 16, 12:03AM

Totally unacceptable. My son needs a repeat sick note at the moment and they can't even get that right- the stress it is causing is unbelievable- and he is diagnosed with acute anxiety amongst other things!

messageRe: Is your drs waiting area open ?
Posted by gabys1st October 16, 11:59PM

At reception had temp taken on wrist by thru a hole in plexi glass. Hand santiser on counter, patients already wearing masks before entering the building - don't know if theey hadn't if wd have been offered one.
Waiting for flue jab..3 others in waiting room -sat way more than 6 ft apart. DMC at Chadwick RD.


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