When my headaches started, I managed to see the same doctor twice but then not again as he is only a once a weeker. Then I couldn't even get an emergency appointment. Frustrated, I went private at my own expense.
So this week I needed a doctors appointment for my poor little chick. She came back from a school camping weekend with the right side of her neck all swollen. Glands raging and tonsils all pussy. she was a sight. So first thing Monday morning I called the surgery and guess what? No appointments, call back after 4pm but even then I wouldn't be guaranteed an appointment. Wednesday would have been the next available. I needed her on antibiotics asap and they were not going to help me out. I was very cross and let them know it.
So I bundled her into the car and drove down to our Sainsbury's where a new NHS walk in has opened up. We were in and out in no time with 10 days worth of anti-b'.
So what is going on if I can't even get a child into an emergency appointment in my own village! I'm still angry about it.
Otherwise, all is well in the chicken coup. My new girls are settling in and really, I am more worried about gypsies that have moved onto the edge of the village then the fox at the moment.