My fellow chemo patients yesterday were waiting in the corridor for hours before being hooked up. One lady had an appointment at 13:00 and was brought in at 16:30. It's well known that, if you have an appointment for chemo, you always ring and ask if they can book you in for opening at 08:30. I've never managed to get mine brought forward though. I was just lucky to have 09:15 for mine yesterday. I got a chair at 09:45 but you have to wait for a nurse to cannulate you and chemo patients often struggle to provide a good vein. It took 3 goes yesterday. So I finally got set up at 11:00 and finished at 16:45. That was the fastest I've been out of 4 times. Compared to the other times? A lot fewer staff. Quite a few who were probably agency as they were making mistakes like leaving a clamp on and had to be supervised so there'd often be 2 nurses when only 1 was needed but it became clear that the new nurse didn't know how to do things correctly. And that was just me! They have the tech, they have the know-how. They don't have the staff! Oh, and get this, There was no doctor on the chemo ward the whole day. So the take-home prescriptions had to be run past some random somewhere. Not too bad for repeats but anyone who reported a new side-effect that needed a new drug? I don't how that worked. Presumably the doc just asked the nurse what s/he would recommend and went along with that. Which isn't fair to the nurses.