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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

Daughter came home from school with a stinking cold. This developed into a temperature overnight so we've all had to stay at home and book a covid test.

However, there are no tests available anywhere in the country.

I then find out that Nottingham hospital offers it's staff and family members testing. So my wife rings up Derby hospital where she works, to ask about this. Derby don't offer it and they said you'll have to go through the website like everyone else.

Now we will all have to stay home for 14 days. My wife will have to cancel 2 weeks worth of patient consultations roughly 80-90 patients will be affected plus telephone calls.

I would have thought all NHS staff would get priority testing. Then I remembered the NHS hates nurses.
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Daughter came home from school with a stinking cold. This developed into a temperature overnight so we've all had to stay at home and book a covid test.

However, there are no tests available anywhere in the country.

I then find out that Nottingham hospital offers it's staff and family members testing. So my wife rings up Derby hospital where she works, to ask about this. Derby don't offer it and they said you'll have to go through the website like everyone else.

Now we will all have to stay home for 14 days. My wife will have to cancel 2 weeks worth of patient consultations roughly 80-90 patients will be affected plus telephone calls.

I would have thought all NHS staff would get priority testing. Then I remembered the NHS hates nurses.
Our kids here in Scotland went back to school on 12th August. We have been doing the afternoon pickup to let daughter in law get on with the baby and my son work. By the following Saturday Mrs J, very worryingly, had a temperature just over 40 degrees. We rang 111 and were given a choice of 3 appointment times all around midday at Edinburgh airport testing centre. Wow, great, how very efficient we thought.

About an hour before the appointment I helped a poorly Mrs J into the car and we set off resplendent in our masks. The journey wasn't too bad but there was a lot of following, sometimes not too clear, direction signs around the airport roads. (Amazing how many miles of road there are around the airport!) Eventually we reached the entry gate, just before our assigned time, and joined a crawling queue of cars. After a while we reached a check in gate where we were directed to join another queue. We moved, one or two car lengths at a time, stopping and starting endlessly for the best part of an hour, possibly it was longer. The Lord only knows what this has done for my clutch! We were not allowed to leave the car and had to keep the windows wound up all the time. Having been allocated a specific time when we booked, this whole pantomime surprised us. Also as a chap with a prostate problem I can tell you it's not to be recommended - had to stop at Tesco's on the way home, and not to buy groceries either!

I'm very glad to be able to report that her test came back negative and our Doc thinks she just had a poor reaction to a "school virus" - but it's taken her best part of a fortnight to get back to anywhere near normal. We've noticed all the kids seem to have sniffles and coughs etc - Mrs J thinks it's because the kids haven't been mixing for so long they're now picking up all the illnesses they normally get but all in the one go.

However Paddy, having now read of your experience I count us lucky. I should say that I'm not a particularly political animal but I've been quite impressed with the daily update and question session our Nicola does on BBC Scotland. I've found her guidance pretty clear and easy to follow and much easier to understand than the one Mr Johnson used to give on the national channel. I'm mystified and somewhat annoyed, maybe even angry, that BBC Scotland today announced it would no longer be broadcasting her update daily. Apparently you can "stream" it on line, but the only thing I do with streams is fish, paddle or piddle in them so that's no good to me.
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Daughter came home from school with a stinking cold. This developed into a temperature overnight so we've all had to stay at home and book a covid test.

However, there are no tests available anywhere in the country.
Familiar story to a guy at work..

But he got Offered 1 slot..

Telford.. you are nearer to Mid Wales than him

Telford has its own health board.. according to the covid stat maps.. so it was possible they had excess

Weird..

We travelled to a City football Stadium for our Tests..
But apparently our local town now has tests too ( not uner Boris)

Hope things work out..

'Viral infections' are going to get anybody worried now arent they

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Running out of beer on my night off, college in the morning but it's fine.. I can go on public transport when im over the limit right?
Things we had to worry about in 2012..
when Boris was only in Charge of London..
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Re: What's made you grumpy today? (Part II)

Mrs had a test last night with 2 hours notice.

However still waiting on the result so been stuck in all day until the all clear comes back.

She has a cold...it's just a cold but because she has a cough she needs to get tested.
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I eventually got a test. I basically sat at my PC until night time hitting refresh.

My daughter probably has a bad cold. Her temp has gone down and her cough has gone chesty but I can't really send her to school based on my opinion...

I think on Monday I'm going to lock the kids in the garden cos I've got loads of work to do!
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It was mid.June when I got my test..


Just finished my stint at work.. so heading back to Wales.. thursday pm

Panda driver said they had a cough..
'Do I stay away..?'

No its just a cough..

Friday morning
Panda driver messages me the gov.uk booking number

1/2 hour slots for the next 3 days..

Went to Newport County's ground That afternoon (40mins each way)

There was our panda and a MERC..

More staff than patients..
Results texted the next day

Perhaps the testing budget is being stretched..?

They have been building capacity for 3+ months supposedly
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Okay, Iím bored of the speed and electronics. Iím sort of missing the simplicity of my Panda!?!

Going to drive a relatives Panda just to see the difference now that Iím used to the DS. Perhaps Iím just getting used to the new car now?

I still get the feeling that Panda Easy will be on the road for a lot longer than this DS ... :s
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Are you regretting moving away from Fiat already, lol?
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Are you regretting moving away from Fiat already, lol?

A bit to be honest! And theyíve listed my Panda now officially (they didnít share it on their Facebook though...)


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The inevitable arrived.
Results from tests back from the vet's said no hope. Poor little cat was just a sorry heap, unwilling to move much and not eating or drinking much.
Sadly, had to take her to be put down.
Will take a some time to stop looking for her to avoid tripping over or treading on her.

Next door's cats already trying to adopt us. Oops! (They don't like the dogs they have to share space with.)
horrible when pets go,
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I would have thought all NHS staff would get priority testing. Then I remembered the NHS hates nurses.
They cannot give what the government haven't provided funding for. Remember this is what people voted for back in 2019
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PHE and NHS were offered testing services months ago when they were really needed. The providers were completely ignored. We now have an In-House NHS one-size-fits-all testing scheme that's cost millions but still isn't up to scratch.
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A bit to be honest! And theyíve listed my Panda now officially (they didnít share it on their Facebook though...)


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Is it too late to say you can't get on with the citroen, and that you want the Panda back?
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