People across the northeast have been required to travel hundreds of miles to take the test Corona Virus.
Patients were also kept away from testing sites, even if they had booked and had a code.
Teesside Live realizes that residents were unable to take the test at the Newport Settlement Community Hub in Middlesbrough.
The site, which had a normal capacity of 400 tests per day, was known to have only 60 tests available.
Dozens of Teessiders have taken to social media to express their outrage at the fiasco, with some of them showing them auditions 84 miles away in Bradford.
And Sam Gibson, a mother of two, was left “on the ground” after being offered an exam two hours away in Scotland.
The 44-year-old said she wanted to test for the virus for herself and her two daughters Bethan, 16, and Abby, 14, and was hoping to be able to drive half an hour from her home to Middlesbrough.
She said Abby had a fever and they were all starting to feel unwell.
Sam said she tried to book her at a test center in the Northeast on Thursday.
However, after trying many times, the only test site shown was Galashiels at the Scottish Border.
Sam, from Brandon, County Durham, said: “I’m affected! I’m not going to be driving a round-trip nearly 200 miles to get a psychological test and my kids, especially when we’re not feeling well.”
“We kept recovering and kept coming back. Still, Galashiels says.”
“We still haven’t tested.
“You don’t even get the option to have a homeware kit, it doesn’t have a home kit.
“There are elderly people who cannot leave the house. They need household items.”
A mother of two fears people will return to school and work when they cannot take the test.
Sam said: “We knew there was going to be a second spike coming.
“People will be scared and they will get to the Covid tests. The government would know that. Where were the preparations for this?
“At the end of the day it was bad enough at the start of the year when we didn’t do any tests at all.
“People will be more fearful and anxious.”
Teesside MPs Alex Cunningham and Paul Williams have criticized the failure, in fact.Sick people are forced to travelThe virus is likely to spread while they travel the length and breadth of the country to be cleared.
Earlier this week, NHS Test and Trace chief apologized for the mess-wracked system, which required people to travel hundreds of miles to get tested for Covid-19.
Sarah Jane Marsh, NHS Test and Trace director, tweeted: “Can I offer my heartfelt apologies to anyone who can’t get a COVID test right now.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it would take “two weeks” before “problems in the short term” that left people unable to get tested are resolved.
A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Welfare said: “The NHS Test and Trace is operating and our capacity is the highest ever but we are seeing a high demand for tests including from people who have no symptoms and are not otherwise eligible.
“New reservation boxes and home testing kits are provided daily to those who need them, we target testing capacity in areas where it is most needed, including those with an outbreak, and prioritize at-risk groups.
Our labs process more than 1 million tests weekly and we recently announced new facilities and technologies to process results faster.
“If you don’t have symptoms and aren’t eligible to take a test, you can continue to protect yourself if you wash your hands, wear a face covering, and follow the rules of social distancing.”
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