posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 08:59 AM
Fortunately I haven't had much reason to go to the Doctors or hospital much for myself, (touches wood,
), but close family members have had quite a
lot of treatment and my step-daughter is a theatre nurse.
My local doctors surgery has doctors from all over the globe and I can honestly say that I have never had, or heard, of any problems whatsoever.
In local area there are 4 large hospitals; 1 is very good, 1 is very poor and 2 are ok.
Standards vary and there does seem to be a bit of a problem with a large number of foreign nurses who have little or no understanding of the English
How that is possible is absolutely beyond me.
Surely it is a basic requirement for a nurse to be able to communicate with his / her patients!
Many wards are now staffed with bank nurses and as a result there seems to be a lack of familiarity beween staff and patients.
And as for those colonial cousins who will use this as a justification for their opposition to Obama's health care plans I would just like to point
out that the faults with our NHS are down to serial mismangement, lack of funding from succesive governments and being a reflection of the very
society that it is a part of.
Yet I will take it any day rather than accept any of the alternatives.