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Getting test results on a Sunday

  • 10-04-2012 1:12pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12


    I'm just curious to know if doctors would ring patients with test results of a Sunday. I've asked different people and they have said they've never heard of the like. I mean results regarding cancer or tumours or the like. I know of someone who said they'd gotten a call of a Sunday to be told that their results were clear but I'm just wondering if doctors in hospitals would actually do this?



  • Registered Users Posts: 821 ✭✭✭xgtdec

    I wouldnt think so, id hate to see the bill from a Doc for ringing on a Sunday!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭Dotcomdolly

    It could be something innocuous like their family was away & they were bored & decided to catch up on admin/paperwork...

  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Ronan91

    If you are waiting a long long time for test results it is usually always good news. As for contacting you on a sunday, yes they will if the results require immediate attention.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 LPI

    I'm actually thinking of a person in particular when I ask this question. They had told me of a Saturday that they were told they might have a brain tumour and when I met them on the Sunday (the following day), they told me they'd gotten a phone call that day from the doctor to tell them that all was clear. It seemed suspicious to me so I just want to know if they were telling me the truth or just saying it to me to get my attention...

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,462 ✭✭✭Orla K

    I'm going to say yes, my doctor called me with results on christmas eve and once I think it was 10 on a Saturday night, the night one was to tell me everything was normal. It really depends on the doctor my one seems to put in that extra effort.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 Ronan91

    If he was indeed told there was a possibility of a brain tumour he would be informed straight away if there was findings that all was in the clear or that he did actually have the tumour.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,800 ✭✭✭The Guvnor

    The call was positive and the result is a good one?!

    I've never heard of Sunday calls but if a patient is nervous wondering if they have a brain tumor then been given the all clear asap seems like the best thing to do imo.