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01/03/2013 at 10:37
When I was at the hospital a fortnight ago with B, they said I needed to arraneg fasting blood sugar tests at my GPs for him. So I rang the GP there and then to book it.
Last night there was a message on the answer machine from the surgery to ring me back. Rang them this morning and they said they were cancelling the appointment because they didn't do blood tests on the under 7s. I said why wasn't that pointed out when I rang to make the appointment. The response? Well the hospital should have told you. Erm? Anyway I explained that GP had agreed to do it and I had collected the special numbing cream for him already. But surely the people booking appointments in would know that the nurses won't take blood from under 7s? Rather than waiting until two days before the appointment to ring and cancel.
01/03/2013 at 11:05
So where do you go from here? Can you take him to where he had them the other day?
01/03/2013 at 11:18
I told the receptionist to go and speak to the GP and the GP said that she ahd agreed to do it and she would - very bizarre all round.
01/03/2013 at 11:20
How strange, and yes you would think they'd mention it when you booked rather than leave it until just before! If the hospital had told you, then you wouldn't have rang to make the appointment!!
01/03/2013 at 11:24
The receptionist said that the hospital should ahev known that the surgery wouldn't do it, but it isn't the local hospital we went to we had to go to one quite a distance away, which I explained to the recptionist and the recpetionist said it was a nationwide thing. Well I know now but for goodness sake what a kerfuffle!
Blood tests are scary enough for kids, surely it is better with a GP they know than trying to hospital where they don't know anyone but nevermind eh!
01/03/2013 at 12:42
I have to keep taking my 18 month old to hospital for blood tests which is a pain because it's an hour away. It would be simpler if they could do it at GP surgery!
01/03/2013 at 20:27
We can't do it at the surgery either - we have to go to the children's ward at our local hospital.
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