About: Royal Victoria Hospital (Folkestone) Royal Victoria Hospital (Folkestone) Folkestone CT19 5BN
Posted by Melita Godden
This used to be an excellent service, but no more. The appointment system has been abolished, so you must go and wait, the service starts at 8.30am, there is one person on, they were taking ten minutes to take bloods before 9am. I arrived at 8.40 - later than expected, no where to park - there were 18 people in front of me, I left at 8.58. ( three people had been tested) I asked at the reception about the service, the doors open at 8.00, the ticket machine is put out at 8.30 and there is one person on from 8.30, another Phlebotomist joins them at 9, so the Phlebotomists start the day with a huge backlog and everyone is fed up. I have made an appointment at my doctors surgery and will have to change the appointment the blood tests were needed for.