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OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

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OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by thunderchild » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:24 pm

Has anyone else had an issue with OH assist not turning up (via phone) for your scheduled health assessment?

I've been waiting for at least one hour for them to call me! I called them instead and all they said was that the practitioner wasn't available and I would now have to wait until mid January when another appointment becomes available!

Frustrating to say the least, but it's a another case of me sucking it up by the looks of things :slzi:
15/11/17 - RAD
16/11/17 - Passed RAD notification
17/11/17 - Merit listed
18/11/17 - Second establishment applied for
08/12/17 - Conditional offer
10/12/17 - VETTING
15/12/17 - OH clearance

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:27 pm

Mine cancelled and rearranged via text message :slst:
It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity

Start of vetting to the call 17 weeks 2 days.

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by thunderchild » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:35 pm

That's annoying.

A courtesy call or message would have been nice, just to let me know that the appointment was cancelled.

I was hoping that would be one less thing to worry about on the vetting list, hopefully it doesn't hold things up too much.
15/11/17 - RAD
16/11/17 - Passed RAD notification
17/11/17 - Merit listed
18/11/17 - Second establishment applied for
08/12/17 - Conditional offer
10/12/17 - VETTING
15/12/17 - OH clearance

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by thunderchild » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:49 pm

They called, very late, but it's done.

I'm clear :slyay:
15/11/17 - RAD
16/11/17 - Passed RAD notification
17/11/17 - Merit listed
18/11/17 - Second establishment applied for
08/12/17 - Conditional offer
10/12/17 - VETTING
15/12/17 - OH clearance

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by SWM5436 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:52 pm

:slyay: nice one.... one step closer to the POELT carriages
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by Mccudden » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:25 am

Ive been sat since 0930hrs for OH to call! knowing my look if I call them I will be on hold for a year and probably miss the actual phone call lol.
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:14 am

They rescheduled my call but at least had the courtesy to let me know, even then they did run late but they did call eventually.
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by Mccudden » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:16 am

The finally called me, not even an apology. Oh well that's another thing ticked off the list :slnote:
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:21 am

Could be the last piece of the puzzle, was for me.
It’s too bad that stupidity isn’t painful. Ignorance is one thing, but our society thrives increasingly on stupidity

Start of vetting to the call 17 weeks 2 days.

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by RADDAWG » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:25 pm

I was expecting a call today they haven’t bothered calling me so I rang and they said they will have to rearrange for the new year so so frustrating
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by Kangaroo » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:43 pm

It really is frustrating. Chin up bud it's just a formality

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by Harty89 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:48 pm

SWM5436 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:21 am
Could be the last piece of the puzzle, was for me.
How long between the OH Call and THE Call was you waiting if you don’t mind me askin? I have just had mine and I am wishing time away like no body’s business!

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by SWM5436 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:21 pm

I was in vetting 17 weeks, at around week 9 I got the OH questionnaire and at 17 weeks had a telephone interview, 2 days after that I got the status change and got the call.
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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by thunderchild » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:43 pm

I'm only in week two of vetting, I imagine the order of OH had no bearing on the "call" if I had my assessment so soo in the process.

Im hoping I'll be one of the lucky ones who are pushed through, I hear my establishment is really struggling for staff at the moment too.
15/11/17 - RAD
16/11/17 - Passed RAD notification
17/11/17 - Merit listed
18/11/17 - Second establishment applied for
08/12/17 - Conditional offer
10/12/17 - VETTING
15/12/17 - OH clearance

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Re: OH assist failed to call me for scheduled appointment

Post by Huntsman22 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Unfortunately the staffing levels of an establishment has no bearing on the length of time vetting takes. I do hope you aren’t waiting too long however.
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