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Message started by Paula on Feb 24th, 2005 at 1:39pm

Title: Doctors
Post by Paula on Feb 24th, 2005 at 1:39pm
Just wondered if anyone could recommend the doctor's surgery on Mitchley Avenue.  We are currently registered with Keston House on the Brighton Road which can be a nightmare to get to (especially now we have a baby!)  it would be much easier just to have a five minute walk or so to the doctors in Mitchley Avenue.  However, none of my immediate neighbours go there and I don't know anyone who uses it, so, if anyone does, can you let me know if it's any good please.


Title: Re: Doctors
Post by Trevor on Feb 24th, 2005 at 11:29pm
my partner is registered with dr woolf (?) in mitchley avenue - she says no trouble getting appointments for the next day etc and she gets seen at the correct time as well. they're closed 2 or 3 afternoons a week, but that's not a problem when you can generally get an appointment next day. they have a nurse there too.

me and the kids are still registered with keston house. i normally have to wait a week for an appointment so i normally don't bother for myself, only for the kids - by the time i get to see a doctor there i'll be cured or dead. even when i do take the kids there, we normally don't get seen until 30-45 minutes late. and yes, parking around there is awful.

i keep meaning to transfer to mitchley avenue ........ i WILL do it, i WILL I WILL I WILL ............

Title: Re: Doctors
Post by Tricia on Feb 26th, 2005 at 10:53pm
Dr Woolf and the gang at Mitchley avenue are superb and very helpful. When my daugter had an asthma attack just before Christmas, actually at the surgery, they acted  both professionally and compassionately , a great advert for the NHS

Title: Re: Doctors
Post by Trevor on Feb 27th, 2005 at 1:46am
did you get seen straight away? were they able to give any treatment themselves?

my son used to have asthma (seems to have mostly cleared up now) and was kept in at mayday several times.
when he was very young and i didn't know much about asthma, i took him to keston house because he wasn't feeling well - tired / weak. we waited an hour and got seen by which time he was half asleep, couldn't walk, breathing was weak and i very worried - doctor said it was an asthma attack and "take him to mayday" - and that was it.
he ended up staying in mayday for 2 or 3 nights - i stayed as well.

after that i didn't bother going to the doctors for asthma attacks - straight to mayday at the first sign of an attack.

i managed to get a nebuliser for home use (bought privately after doc and mayday refused to provide one on NHS) - had one hell of a job getting a prescription for capsules - fortunately only needed to use it once or twice.

Title: Re: Doctors
Post by Paula on May 3rd, 2005 at 11:29am
Many thanks Tricia and Trevor, we will definitely get registered there then.  It would be great to have somewhere to go where you can see someone the same or next day (certainly doesn't happen at Keston House)!


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