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For those who follow my blog, my username has changed from nosher8355!
I'm not in the health industry or have anything to do with hospital except as a patient. Myself the only time I've spent as a inmate, was for tests, but I've spent lots of time in wards for children and maternity because of a big family. I've seen members of my family die in hospital, I've seen the good they can do and have become exasperated at the way our political system has decimated what was the best health care providers in the world.
However, this is not a political blog, what I would like to post is what it should be. By giving an example of how hospitals should work.
As we know, if you have an accident and brought into accident and emergency, your are triage, then seen by a doctor and if necessary seen by a specialist.
That is the best that you would expect in those circumstances but because the numbers are so high, they are struggling to cope, as this is the only way you will get medical treatment as the surgeries cannot cope with the aging population and the explosion of conditions such as asthma and diabetics, alcoholism is also taking its toll on provision of care. Of course the complete breakdown for elderly and disabled patients, also called bed blockers, is so appalling, it is costing so much and the lack of care is pathetic.
It may be simple but why does a service that offers to try and fix complaints not treat its customers as such.
If your car was 'sick', you would phone for a garage mechanic, he would come round, do a diagnosis, take the vehicle to the garage, treat or fix the problem, then either recommend different options to how you look after your vehicle in the future.
Oversimplified but imagine waiting to get a retune in say six months. Or waiting for the garage to replace your rear light. If you discover you have a big mechanical problem would you drive around for months in that state?
Road vehicles must have have a MOT test. Why don't we have a five year medical?
Of course, if you are prepared to pay for medical care,(if it's in your provision), then you can get the sort of service that was the idea of the NHS in the first place.
The doctors and nurses do great things in impossible circumstances. Pity, they are undermined by the politicians playing dogma!
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