Samedaydoctor was interviewed by Mike Graham on Talk Radio today about the long NHS waiting lists. We explained that the waiting lists are a direct consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic when all other work was put on hold for 18 months. This has left a long queue of patients for more routine procedures such as hip surgery, but there appears also to have been a delay in treating more serious conditions and diagnosing some cancers
We have seen a significant number of patients who have been directly affected by this delay and we have tried to help by allowing access to diagnostic procedures in order to speed up the management of both serious and less serious condiotns. Samedaydoctor has never closed its doors during the pandemic and we have remained open for all types of consultations with full Covid secure premises and PPE equpiment. All of our staff are fully vaccinated and there have been no examples of patients catching covid on our premeises or from one of our team.
All of our procedures are in place for the future as we move out of the pandemic- we are still carrying out PCR tests for diagnosis and travel purposes.