Waiting in Clinics

As you know, I tend to ramble on about medical stuff, but someone recently posted the need to sometimes keep things a bit more lighthearted.

I just saw this story:

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.

The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

..... The FIRST is a Golden Retriever.

..... The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.

9 Replies

  • MMMMmmm Heee heee.

    Let me think - What does this mean... Should I/could I/ Am I brave enough to loudly say woof woof when I next visit a medical centre and get some well rewarded attention? Perhaps instead I will just sit there contentedly and PPPrrhh like a cat

    From the twisted mind of ...

    Regards, Alana - Western Australia

  • MY Cat has just come in and wants hsi breakfast

    and will nto leave me alone until eh gets it!

    so lol jIll

    and i liked your 2 different approaches to the treatment


  • This is something I have always agreed on but of course the crucial difference is that you are paying privately in effect when you go to a vets. My daughter is temporarily living in America and of course is insured medically. However she actually says she misses the NHS as believe it or not the waiting times are shorter and you get less interventions as on the NHS only the necessary things are done.So it looks like swings and roundabouts! We need some sort of compromise.

  • Brilliant !

  • That was pretty good! Mostly because it really is that way. Unless of course, it were an average person and one that was filthy rich, money gets things moving quickly too. So, you either need to be wealthy, or a dog to get prompt medical attention. Can't say the same about hair though...I can get into my salon with a week or two, but have to wait 6 or 8 weeks to get my dog into the groomer. I don't know what that is all about!!


  • :-D put a smile on my face!!

  • Lovely story, put smile on my face, we need lots more stories to make us smile. :) xx

  • Love it; put a smile on my face!

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