I made an appointment for mid afternoon on a Saturday at the beginning of October and arriving 10 mins early I joined the queue outside for 20+ mins. Eventually I arrived at the vaccination point (the place where I received my jab) over an hour after my appointment. There were some elderly folk who were being helped out of the queue because standing for that length of time was making them somewhat unsteady. By the time I left the queue outside was twice as long and it was raining hard. Please don’t get me wrong, the staff and volunteers at the centre were excellent and very professional.
The point is that this is not an appointment service. Whoever is making the appointments hasn’t got a clue. It’s not rocket science to know how many jabs are given per hour, allow for a couple of DNA’s and make the appropriate number of appointments. It would relieve the stress on staff and patients.
You’ve got 9 months experience of this. You should be able to sort this aspect out.
Thank you for allowing my gripe and for the booster jab.
"Unnecessary waiting time"
About: North Devon District Hospital / Covid Vaccination Programme North Devon District Hospital Covid Vaccination Programme EX31 4JB
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