Pets take the lead for blood tests

 

S ir, – I am sure you have heard many “man bites dog” stories in your time, but this one takes the dog biscuit.

Recently I saw a sign outside my local GP’s surgery in Carrick on Shannon which stated that the waiting time for blood tests is one month. Today I noticed a sign outside a vet’s office in Carrick on Shannon that read “Blood tests in two hours”. Public health medicine has some way to go. – Yours, etc,

LESLIE O’HORA,

Carrick-on-Shannon,

Co Leitrim.