Waiting room congestion

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

⚠️ This is an old post

It's possibly been exported and imported from at least three different blogging platforms over the years. That probably means, at best, there are broken images and links. If the post is technical in nature, any advice is probably out of date and irrelevant. Or it is really old, it was the wafflings of a teenager with too much time on his hands working out what blogging is… If it is the latter I would probably cringe if I re-read it. But it's here because it's part of my past, not my present.

You've been warned! Onwards…

Having had an appointment in the diary for six weeks, with a precise time given for arrival, I was entirely unsurprised to find that the hospital were stating that there were 103 patients in the queue and that the waiting time would be between one to two hours. I think an improved system would involve logging a time of appointment and then telling the patient a time between 45 minutes and one hour after the recorded time. That way they only waste 15-30 minutes in the hospital waiting room rather than one to two hours

Perhaps this is a radical idea? It might solve waiting room congestion, and reduce the demand for out of date magazines. I took my own out of date magazine so I was spared the fight over a two year old copy of Hello...

In other news I have been discharged from the Trauma Clinic after breaking my collar bone. I'll try not to do it again.

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