How to avoid waiting lists

Waiting room of Nanjing railway station

At its worst WikipediaAVOIHOW TO AVOID A LONG WAIT




Currently there are long delays at A & E, or to see any doctor, Consultant or GP, so this news story might provide some pointers:


Two patients limp into two different medical clinics, with the same complaint.

Both have trouble walking, and appear to require a hip replacement.

The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The SECOND sees his family doctor, after waiting two weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week, and finally has his surgery scheduled for a month’s time.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

The FIRST was a Dog.

The SECOND was a Senior Citizen.

NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A LONG WAIT, try a VET – but foreigners must think we are weird the way our animals sometimes get better attention!

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