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Old Apr 18th 2012, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by dgagitw View Post
I've never used one but I don't recall them being very widespread - e.g. there was only one that I was aware of in the whole of the City of London (as opposed to Greater London). Have a lot more opened in the two years I've been out of the country?
There are quite a few, although wait times can be long. But did your doctors not do appointments outside of work hours? We live very rurally, and even our doctors has two days a week where they have appointments from 7am and until 9pm for people that commute elsewhere to work.
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Old Apr 18th 2012, 1:06 pm
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There are quite a few, although wait times can be long. But did your doctors not do appointments outside of work hours? We live very rurally, and even our doctors has two days a week where they have appointments from 7am and until 9pm for people that commute elsewhere to work.
My GP's surgery has evening appointments and a Saturday morning walk-in clinic every week.
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Old Apr 18th 2012, 1:43 pm
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They are closing the one in York. It will mean those that initially go there, wait for 1 hour, then be told yep it's broken, nolonger have to travel to go to A & E and wait a couple of hours longer.

They are incorporating it into the A & E.

No brainer really, once they have triaged the ailment/injury, you wait your turn to be treated. Never had a good experience at the drop in centres, for once a move in the right direction.

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Old Apr 24th 2012, 3:38 pm
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What I would like to know, hip replacements, done here FOC, not FOC in Australia, how about Canada?
They are performed for free in public hospitals in Australia?
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Old Apr 24th 2012, 4:52 pm
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They are performed for free in public hospitals in Australia?
They fall within the health system, so "free".
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Old Apr 25th 2012, 12:23 am
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They fall within the health system, so "free".
Absolutely, within the meaning of the question in the post being replied to
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Old Apr 25th 2012, 1:17 am
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
There are quite a few, although wait times can be long. But did your doctors not do appointments outside of work hours? We live very rurally, and even our doctors has two days a week where they have appointments from 7am and until 9pm for people that commute elsewhere to work.
Best mine could do was 8am - since I caught the 6.45 train that wasn't a lot of use.
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