Arthur Pillay, Westridge
It’s been a long time since someone has really complained about Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre (CHC), formerly known as the day hospital.
Why? Because there have been some major changes within the system. Long time “users” must agree that they have received a better service, than a few months ago.
Change was imminent.
With the newly implemented scanner, your time of arrival is recorded and it also directs you to the exact location for you to go.
The nursing sister at the chronic club allows you in by 6.30am and does all her pre-checks in preparation for the doctor.
The only strange thing is, I cannot remember when I was ever examined by a doctor, although the nursing sisters are doing a brilliant job.
This is motivation enough to second a few nursing sisters to other medical outlets, like Westridge clinic for example.
This would ease the burden and take care of the bottlenecks.
Patients should not be sitting from 3.30am for an appointment at 7am and leave after noon.
Even though the nursing sisters are experienced enough to be locum practitioners.