Thursday, 23 June 2011

Test results

I've had my scan to check for any signs of asbestosis, I love the French health system, I visited my Doctor, explained why I wanted a scan, she issued a prescription, I then visited the hospital ( I could have phoned but I was near the hospital shopping), asked for an appointment, because I wanted the interview at a certain time I had to wait three days, had I had said any time I could have had an appointment for the next day, why is it not that easy in the UK? Scan and results within 30 minutes of arriving at the hospital. Cost €7.70 which will be reimbursed by my insurance, but I'm sure there are many in the UK waiting for scans, mammograms and such like that , that would happily pay say a tenner to get the treatment within a few days even if not reimbursed.

4 comments:

A Trifle Rushed said...

My little girl had a hernia last Easter, we were so impressed with the doctor who sent us with A Hand Written letter to the hospital in Brest, and the care she got there was superb. If I'm I'll I'd rather be in Brittany!

Paul and Roz said...

I wrote before about my hysterectomy, and how well I was treated. Yes its not cheap but the service is good, it has to be noted though they are trying to cut back on the service, they need to save money, I do think that the doctors give out to many medicines.

A Trifle Rushed said...

I know what you what you mean re medicines, you often see a queue in the pharmacy, and people have carrier bags full of drugs! And even the tiniest village seems to have at least two pharmacies! C'est la vie:-)

Half Acre Farm said...

Give me drugs;
http://rozinbrittany.blogspot.com/search?q=drugs&updated-max=2011-04-21T17%3A45%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=20