In April, we spotted this on Rudgwick Rants – just one of the Waverley Facebook sites we visit from time to time.
We didn’t write a post at the time because we get so many comments and complaints about primary care, hospital and ambulance services in Surrey. In common with the rest of the country.
Neither do we believe in bashing the NHS – because we clapped with the rest of the population during COVID and recognise that most health professionals are on their knees.
We have received numerous private e-mail messages at firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the frustration of patients who cannot get an appointment with their GPs in Waverley.
Some areas of the borough are well-served, while others are not. Here’s an example of that frustration.
And here’s the reason why residents are so poorly served in Rudwick!
The GP has been working from home. But WFH for Dr Justine Hall is 265 miles away in Cornwall – and she has been doing that since 2015!
Mother of three children, Dr Hall, does her work from the pretty town of Falmouth in Cornwall and picks up a plump salary while breathing in the sea air. In the meantime, several thousand Rudgwick patients believed she worked from the village surgery. Because the surgery website state that Dr Hall “worked locally.”
In the meantime, from the personal experience of one of our bloggers who did manage to get a face-to-face appointment with his GP. A bloke who hates going anywhere near doctors because he is allergic to them was told after a five-minute consultation –
“your time is up.”
Dr Hall, your Rudgwick patients may believe the same should apply to you. It may be time to spend even more time with your family. Your three children, your two Romanian rescue dogs, called Flo and Brian, and your three rescue cats, that you say ” keep you very busy.”
The surgery says NHS England support “remote working in our area.” Really – did it really mean this remote?