- Mangled my finger; sitting in A&E…. Waiting time bingo.
Sorry should add I’m in Germany … One of the most efficient health care systems in Europe.
Been waiting 1h40 already…..
I’ve never waited that long to be initially seen with injuries in Scottish A&E departments, and for trivial stuff that just needs patching and sending home then more often than not, by 1h40, I’m either on my way home or mid treatment. [Applies to all my immediate family not just me]Posted 1 year agofossyMember
Cable ties and gaffa tape – sorted. Avoid the WD40 this time though.
No way would I go to A&E for a 4 hour wait. Or bob to the chemists and get some of those little ‘strips’ for sticking wounds together.
I was lucky last time I went to A&E – priority through to resus – no wait. Needless to say, I was still in hospital over 6 weeks later.Posted 1 year ago
OK. … 3h45m from signing in to being mended.
Longer than I’ve ever had to wait in UK A&E. And there were patients, on trollies and on drips, waiting on the corridor. I can see them from were im sitting, but think it might be bad taste to photograph them….
Now waiting for some discharge paperwork for my insurance that I’ll likely not need. Doubt I’ll tell my insurance as even if I don’t make a claim I’ll lose my 5 year no claims, thus losing out on 500€ kickback bonus this year (550€ next year etc) and will be back to zero.
Besides that I’ve got 800€ excess to pay for any treatment I receive, meaning it only makes sense to make a claim if the bill is 550€ north of 1300€….
Yay, private health care…!
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for….
Was still bleeding like a bitch as the young doctor dude stuck the needle in to sew it up. Was kinda deep, too….
Initial course of action was a sterile patch and some gaffa, but seeing as blood saß running down my arm (and has probably ruined my favourite work t-shirt; Plain Lazy “Work ruined my life”) the lads agreed that I should best get it looked at.
Bugger as I’m off to Italy for four weeks next week. Shit.Posted 1 year ago
Not sure exactly. Invoice will be here next week but I’m guessing it’ll be a north of 250€ and then there will be the two or three visits to my GP at minimum 80€ each visit (two dressing changes and then remove the stitches, but I’m tempted to do all that myself).
Last time I saw a doctor about a ligament in my knee it cost me 180€ for the guy to look at my leg, pull it about a bit and give me some exercises that don’t work. He then sat me in a room with an infra red machine (when they realise you are private they see €€€€’s signs).
Last year I visited my GP for back pain and they insisted on blood tests. 220€ incl. 85€ for a questionable blood test.
TBH having seen the guy doing the stitches I’d be tempted to do it myself if anything similar happens again.
@ Drac…. I sure I make it, but we were planning a week riding in Punta Ala. Might have to change our itinerary until my finger is good. 👍Posted 1 year ago
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