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I found this webpage which makes reference to what the specs were for the 'new' Nobles. 

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The new hospital has been planned to have capacity for a perceived projected IOM population of 85,000 by the Year 2021. By this time it has been estimated that the hospital will be coping with 6,250 surgical operations, 28,000 new cases through the accident and emergency department, 65,000 examinations in radiology, with 2.25 million items processed by the laundry using 22.5 million litres (6 million gallons) of water and 20,000lb or approx. 10t of soap per year.

Source: https://www.hospitalmanagement.net/projects/nobles/

Does anybody know how this stacks up against what the actual figures are being dealt with by Nobles? 

 

£111m seems like a steal when Liverpool is now going to cost similar! 

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5 hours ago, Roger Mexico said:

The reason that GPs don't overbook in the same way as airlines is that the 'perverse incentive' is their equivalent.  They know that capacity will still get used.  But it's a sub-optimal way of doing it and reminders by text etc would probably help, including reminding people of Covid-restrictions or whatever.  It would also help sort out admin mistakes from both sides.

Not sure if all surgeries on island do this, but  we do send a text confirmation of an appointment when booked and a text reminder the day before. Our computer system does this automatically. Missed appointments are unusual. I personally have     about 115 “routine” appointments per week (and a similar number of urgent extras) and on average about one person per fortnight doesn’t turn up. 

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7 minutes ago, FSM said:

Not sure if all surgeries on island do this, but  we do send a text confirmation of an appointment when booked and a text reminder the day before. Our computer system does this automatically. Missed appointments are unusual. I personally have     about 115 “routine” appointments per week (and a similar number of urgent extras) and on average about one person per fortnight doesn’t turn up. 

Both Castletown Medical Centre and Thie Rosien Dental surgeries send text reminders a day or two before appointments. Excellent service. 

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1 hour ago, forestboy said:

Both Castletown Medical Centre and Thie Rosien Dental surgeries send text reminders a day or two before appointments. Excellent service. 

I always get a reminder from Hailwood Medical center to day or so before. Very good service tbh . 

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On 12/13/2021 at 4:50 PM, Andy Onchan said:

Had to organise a blood clinic appointment (for annual medication review) and was asked when would I like to attend. Never been asked that before. Completely caught me off guard, to the extent that I had to ring back and get them to confirm it again as I thought I'd put it in on the wrong day on my calendar!

I also attended blood clinic on Monday it was absolutely bursting to the rim of waiting patients at least 20 before me. Could it be a new strategy to cover for no shows? It's good job it's new home is in the hospital foyer otherwise patients would be unable to fit in the old waiting area.

I would like to make a point about  LFTs. A family of three l know well,all have covid, however, the LFTs in two of them showed constantly negative results. One of person with the negative tests results is quite poorly and only the PCR testing showed a positive.  Just a thought. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Lilly said:

I also attended blood clinic on Monday it was absolutely bursting to the rim of waiting patients at least 20 before me. Could it be a new strategy to cover for no shows? It's good job it's new home is in the hospital foyer otherwise patients would be unable to fit in the old waiting area.

I would like to make a point about  LFTs. A family of three l know well,all have covid, however, the LFTs in two of them showed constantly negative results. One of person with the negative tests results is quite poorly and only the PCR testing showed a positive.  Just a thought. 

 

On 12/13/2021 at 4:50 PM, Andy Onchan said:

Had to organise a blood clinic appointment (for annual medication review) and was asked when would I like to attend. Never been asked that before. Completely caught me off guard, to the extent that I had to ring back and get them to confirm it again as I thought I'd put it in on the wrong day on my calendar!

I also attended blood clinic on Monday it was absolutely bursting to the rim of waiting patients at least 20 before me. Could it be a new strategy to cover for no shows? It's good job it's new home is in the hospital foyer otherwise patients would be unable to fit in the old waiting area.

I would like to make a point about  LFTs. A family of three l know well,all have covid, however, the LFTs in two of them showed constantly negative results. One of person with the negative tests results is quite poorly and only the PCR testing showed a positive.  Just a thought. 

Apologies, just posted 2nd half observation point on wrong thread

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5 hours ago, Lilly said:

I also attended blood clinic on Monday it was absolutely bursting to the rim of waiting patients at least 20 before me. Could it be a new strategy to cover for no shows? It's good job it's new home is in the hospital foyer otherwise patients would be unable to fit in the old waiting area.

I would like to make a point about  LFTs. A family of three l know well,all have covid, however, the LFTs in two of them showed constantly negative results. One of person with the negative tests results is quite poorly and only the PCR testing showed a positive.  Just a thought. 

 

 

On 12/13/2021 at 4:50 PM, Andy Onchan said:

Had to organise a blood clinic appointment (for annual medication review) and was asked when would I like to attend. Never been asked that before. Completely caught me off guard, to the extent that I had to ring back and get them to confirm it again as I thought I'd put it in on the wrong day on my calendar!

I needed an urgent blood appointment last week. Wanted by the Liverpool consultant. Rang blood clinic Wednesday morning. No appointments until this week. Rang GP. Practice nurse who takes bloods on leave. Liverpool sent forms by e-mail. 

Im off island atm. Left Friday. Liverpool said that if I couldn’t get the bloods taken on island, and couriered to them, I needed to go to a clinic in Spain and get them to draw and send back by courier.

I contacted someone I know at Nobles and was very kindly fitted in and had bloods taken by a pre med nurse who was otherwise dealing with day case patient assessment.

My last bloods, in November, I was offered a next day appointment. The one before it was a week.

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2 hours ago, John Wright said:

 

I needed an urgent blood appointment last week. Wanted by the Liverpool consultant. Rang blood clinic Wednesday morning. No appointments until this week. Rang GP. Practice nurse who takes bloods on leave. Liverpool sent forms by e-mail. 

Im off island atm. Left Friday. Liverpool said that if I couldn’t get the bloods taken on island, and couriered to them, I needed to go to a clinic in Spain and get them to draw and send back by courier.

I contacted someone I know at Nobles and was very kindly fitted in and had bloods taken by a pre med nurse who was otherwise dealing with day case patient assessment.

My last bloods, in November, I was offered a next day appointment. The one before it was a week.

Sorry John, what l didn't make clear in my post, when l rang Friday afternoon, l was also taken back to be asked what time would you like to come on Monday!

Also l often go to Ramsay cottage hospital, as long as you make it before 10am they  have a walk in clinic which l sometimes prefer. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lilly said:

Sorry John, what l didn't make clear in my post, when l rang Friday afternoon, l was also taken back to be asked what time would you like to come on Monday!

Also l often go to Ramsay cottage hospital, as long as you make it before 10am they  have a walk in clinic which l sometimes prefer. 

 

 

 

Fully understood. I was just pointing out how inconsistent the experience is

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11 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Fully understood. I was just pointing out how inconsistent the experience is

My appointment on Tuesday last was @ 08:35. I was called in almost immediately after I arrived there but it backfired on them as they had to wait whilst I finished filling in the COVID questionnaire! Which begs the question... why isn't that form available online to complete? I could have completed that at home before leaving. 

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1 minute ago, opusManx said:

Perhaps because your responses to items on the questionnaire e.g. signs/symtoms, contact history, could change in the time between you filling out the online form and your appointment, but I am not sure if that is the reason in your case.

An hour before I go for the appointment?

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