Last Sunday my son cut his leg kicking a ball around in the front yard when his dad didn’t put the garden shears away safely (*woops*).
Bit of a panic ensued until we got the ‘butterfly clip’ on, and a visiting friend recommended we try out the walk-in centre at the Canberra Hospital.
With only a 3-5 hour wait at Emergency to lose, we gave it a go. It was an extremely friendly, efficient and effective service. We arrived at 5pm Saturday, with one family ahead of us, in a comfortable waiting room. At 6pm we saw an extremely friendly nurse who stitched up the boys leg (2 stitches), while the boy and his younger brother watched ‘finding Nemo’ on the nurse’s I-phone.
Thank you ACT Health! This is one health initiative that seems to work (until everyone finds out about it?).