The Anonymous Widower

An Unusual Hospital Appointment

I have just been sent an appointment from the local hospital for a routine echocardiogram.

What is unusual is that the appointment is for 18:40!

I am 73 and I’ve never had an appointment at a hospital outside of the normal working day.

How unusual?

I suppose it’s just that the hospital is catching up on work, delayed by the covids.

February 5, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. A great many hospitals now have the various departments such as cardiology, x-ray, physio etc now run from 7.00 in the morning until 8 or later at night. It is so that people have a wide range of choice of appointments, staff have more of a choice about hours, and backlogs of patients are prevented – this has been going on up here for a long time now. I know that a lot of radiotherapy patients would choose to come for their radiotherapy before they went on to work, or on their way home from work.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | February 6, 2021 | Reply

  2. Make the assets sweat!

    Comment by AnonW | February 6, 2021 | Reply

  3. Snap – my appointment today for a routine post-op scan is at 18:40 too!

    Comment by Ken | February 8, 2021 | Reply

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