How long will you wait in a Que/Waiting room, before you loose it or just walk away.

jUST HOW LONG WILL YOU WAIT IN A QUE/WAITING ROOM


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#1
I waited for an hour today for a dentist appointment in an open plan surgery with only 5 chairs. No one apologized either when i arrived or after i waited the hour to be seen.

So i Aired my grievance and buggered off without being seen, I did ask the dentist for an explanation but all i got was buttering.


Questions, Was i stupid to leave untreated

Was i stupid to wait that long seeing as i work shifts and today was my day off.

Is this normal practice
 
#2
How long will I wait in a what?
 
#4
QUEUE, One person standing behind the other in an orderly fashion, Or in order of who comes first in a waiting room.

You can stand down now spell check, I have adjusted my Q.
 
#7
I,m just curious if i,m just to quick to loose the plot when waiting.

Or if the word appointment when going to see a doctor/dentist etch is now the wrong word to use.
 
#8
Being the duty spastic I find shouting and dribbling a lot gets me seen quickly.
 

jarrod248

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#10
I waited for an hour today for a dentist appointment in an open plan surgery with only 5 chairs. No one apologized either when i arrived or after i waited the hour to be seen.

So i Aired my grievance and buggered off without being seen, I did ask the dentist for an explanation but all i got was buttering.


Questions, Was i stupid to leave untreated

Was i stupid to wait that long seeing as i work shifts and today was my day off.

Is this normal practice
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#12
You should have just kept waiting. At the dentists, I pick up soomething to read. At the hospital waiting for a blood test I took an MP3 player. Waiting is British and you should learn to cope with it, particularly whenever the public sector is involved. For example, I once got a letter in January for a hospital appointment in November! Not only was that a long wait, but on the day there was a long wait too. Once they had my results my case was suddenly urgent and got dealt with next day. However, from presenting myself at my GP's surgery to being dealt with took almost two years! The actuall tests and interviews could all have been done within a week easily. Yet this example isn't unique it's actually commonplace. Even waiting times at Accident and Emergency can be a few hours sometimes. So the clear answer is for you to learn to wait. Next time you may have to wait again anyway. Besides, by leaving as you did you let them know that your case wasn't important enough for you to wait.

Edit to add: Quite a few people cannot get to see a NHS dentist these days, and the dentist doesn't have to see you if he doesn't want to. So, you need him more than he needs you. Worth remembering that before you get snotty with him.
 
#15
How long are you going to wait for a sensible answer?...



I think queuing should have been incorporated into the Olympic opening ceremony, get everyone in the stadium for about 16:00 but not have anything happen for a few hours.
That would have properly represented modern Britain

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#16
Jarrod, I have only been a civie 3 years and being as i joined as a junior ie at 16 1/2 This is a fairly genuine question.
I was never late for anything in the army and i am never late for work now. I Always turn up 10 to 15 minuets for anything.

The waiting wasn't so much the issue, It was that not one of the 4 staff who must have past me a 8 times in the time i was there said i would be waiting that long. Nor did i get any sort of explanation when i did finally get seen to.



llech, My user name is meant as a pun, Its not meant to be taken literally.

The icing on the cake was that 2 patients turned up after me where seen first.

I haven't come on here to whinge, I was just interested if this was the norm, Troy i didnt get snotty with anyone, I just asked him politely why i had waited so long and couldn't they have phoned to tell me in advance seeing as i only live 2 streets away.

The appointment was made by the practice for me so i assumed that that half an hour or so slot was free plus or minus 15 minuets allowing for problems.
 
#17
I had people waiting over an hour for X-rays today! To be fair it WAS a very busy clinic, and jam donuts are hard to eat quickly because the sugar sticks to your lips!
 
#18
Private or National Elf? If the former get a new dentist, if the latter you'd be lucky if you could get on another dentist's list.
 

jarrod248

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#19
Jarrod, I have only been a civie 3 years and being as i joined as a junior ie at 16 1/2 This is a fairly genuine question.
I was never late for anything in the army and i am never late for work now. I Always turn up 10 to 15 minuets for anything.

The waiting wasn't so much the issue, It was that not one of the 4 staff who must have past me a 8 times in the time i was there said i would be waiting that long. Nor did i get any sort of explanation when i did finally get seen to.



llech, My user name is meant as a pun, Its not meant to be taken literally.

The icing on the cake was that 2 patients turned up after me where seen first.

I haven't come on here to whinge, I was just interested if this was the norm, Troy i didnt get snotty with anyone, I just asked him politely why i had waited so long and couldn't they have phoned to tell me in advance seeing as i only live 2 streets away.

The appointment was made by the practice for me so i assumed that that half an hour or so slot was free plus or minus 15 minuets allowing for problems.
People are often late for appointments but still want seeing when they attend, they get upset when you see the person who is on time because they arrived before that person, even though they were late.
Not many patients ever think you were dealing with an emergency if your clinic is running late, they often whinge and whine, call the receptonists bastards and cunts. If an ambulance is outside, they are just nosey as to why, they don't seem to think that the staff are busy. Staff can be wondering about but of course they may not have time to explain why your appt is late because they could be doing something important such as rushing for emergency drugs, oxygen, those sort of things.
The patient that says 'Can you spare me a few minutes' means I'm going to keep you an hour. The patient that says 'I've not done this before' has done it dozens of times.
Then of course for all the medication that goes missing that needs an emergency appointment to try and get a replacement, it's never Gaviscon or we'd be awash in a pink aniseed sea.
Now fuck off and try BUPA.
 
#20
I arrive 15 minutes early for my appointments and get seen around half an hour after my appointment time, and the tv they show is shit.
 

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