Stop Lerwick Health Centre closing for 2 hours a day and all afternoon on a Wednesday!

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Lerwick Health Cerntre currently close for 2 hours a day for lunch between 1200 and 1400 meaning no one is able to call to make appointments or speak to anyone in reception.

They also close on a Wednesday afternoon from 1300 meaning that no contact can be made with the practice other than with the duty doctor on a Wednesday afternoon.

The health centre is open from 0830 to 1700 each day, meaning that it is open for 8.5 hours a day, each day, 2 hours are lost due to lunch, meaning that the practice is only contactable 4.5 hours out of the day. Due to them closing on a Wednesday afternoon for "Staff Training" making the contactable hours drop by a further 4 hours.

This means that the practice is open for a total of 42.5 hours a week however, due to the lunch breaks and the closing, means the practice is actually only contactable for a total of 28.5 hours per week, making it extremelly difficult to be able to arrange appointments and speak to someone when an issue arrises. It's hard enough to get an appointment in Lerwick without the added issue of the reception being closed for a total of 14 hours of the working week.



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