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Nyx Report 16 Nov 2017 13:32

Just been to a Dr's appointment, new Dr , new receptionist, new appts system...but what took me rather aback was the new 'feature' behind the reception desk. A skeleton wearing a high vis vest.

It doesn't bother me in the least, but if you were elderly, or had just lost someone I think it might be a bit of a shock to see it hanging there?

Having something of a gallows humour, I might have been tempted to ask if it was a former patient... but having several people close to me just getting out of hospital or recovering ( not local) , I wouldn't want to tempt fate!



LaGooner Report 16 Nov 2017 13:39

It is a former patient who's waiting for an appointment :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


RolloTheRed Report 16 Nov 2017 13:46

Rather the sort of thing you can often find in a junior houseman's cubby or a frat. house.
Just when did your doctor get his M.D.?


Dermot Report 16 Nov 2017 13:51

The dead can do us no harm.

The pile of very outdated & much thumbed magazines in many waiting rooms does intrigue me.


AnninGlos Report 16 Nov 2017 13:52

Rather strange Rose to say the least. And did anyone at all remark on it or were everyone's eyes averted? Perhaps it was left over from Halloween!!


Nyx Report 16 Nov 2017 13:54

I wouldn't be surprised LaGooner. They used to have a morning 'walk-in' clinic, now it is approx a 3 week wait unless it's an emergency. I've had one phone app't which was just for a prescription, but was phoned about a month ago for an appointment today as the "Dr wants to discuss the results of the nerve test you had, following receipt of letter (from the relevant dept".

So in I hobble,

Dr :"what can I do for you"?
Me "well you called me, about the letter from the musculoskeletal clinic?"
Dr "ah yes that's all just to let you know we've had a letter from....."


LaGooner Report 16 Nov 2017 13:56

About right Nyx , but saying that I don't usually have much problems getting an appointment at our doctors.


Nyx Report 16 Nov 2017 13:59

It's a centre, so there are about 5 or 6 Dr's , I've seen 3 before ( never the same one twice) this one's new.

No one else in there waiting, though a few picking up prescriptions, so couldn't judge if anyone else thought it odd :-)

Ann, I did wonder about it being a Halloween leftover but still not seeing the relevance of the high vis vest lol.


SheilaWestWilts Report 16 Nov 2017 14:14

Perhaps they're 'doing up' one of the rooms and it's parked there during building/decoration? And the builder has used it as a coat rack?... :-)


AnninGlos Report 16 Nov 2017 14:33

I should have remarked to the receptionist 'not a very good advert that is it?'


JoyLouise Report 16 Nov 2017 15:00

Have they had a lot of complaints about waiting times? :-D


Allan Report 16 Nov 2017 21:20

Probably operating with skeleton staff :-D


Nyx Report 16 Nov 2017 21:39

snorts inelegantly at that Allen :-D

Maybe that's exactly it, it's a protest against under staffing and cutting the NHS back to the bare bones!


ArgyllGran Report 17 Nov 2017 17:02

High vis vest maybe a health & safety requirement.


Sharron Report 18 Nov 2017 16:48

If you are on the look out for something to be upset or offended by it is certainly an opportunity.


Nyx Report 18 Nov 2017 17:04

Never on the look out myself Sharron, but from what some people have said (those who don't have the hide of a rhino) who have just buried a loved one ( or dying themselves) might be upset by the lack of sensitivity?