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  1. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    A tentative dip of the toe into this forum.

    Recently had to attend an out patients appointment to Selly Oak.

    In the past I had been used to medical services in Germany and even Catterick. Not prepared for what I encountered at Selly Oak.

    Turned up 15 minutes before the appointment only to find that 2 hour delays were in effect. Then had to sit in the waiting room (which was actually the corridor) with a whole host of stinking civvies. Seriously horrible experience. Many of them with at least two family members/interpreter taking up the seats. Ended up standing the entire time so some OAPs could sit down. No advice from staff as to expected time to see the Doc, and worst of all getting a hard time from my Unit for being delayed so.

    I used to be under the impression that Military medical services were rather quite good. Seriously dis-illusioned now.

  2. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    RCDM has a military complaints officer - give them a ring and they'll send you the details on how the procedure works.

    Alternatively, look up a few of Bliar/Swiss Des/CGS/SG's recent 'world class treatment' sound bites, and think how lucky you were to be able to spend so long at such a wonderful hospital, celebrating the diversity of the local population...
  3. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    It could have been worse- you could have been a CIVVY.
  4. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    True, but I'd probably have had preferential treatment then.

    Anyway, I only joined up for the free dental treatment.
  5. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I dream of free dental treatment!
  6. having your own teeth would help. :D
  7. And it is still available just pop down to your local Dental Centre

    Oh and take the family - at least the DDS can treat these as well instead of allowing its CDP's to go and play golf :-(
  8. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    I'll pop into my local Dental centre and try it.
  9. You'll never take me alive...........COPPER!!