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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by zookey
From personal experience and I have had my fair share with the NHS, good nurses are few and far between. I will never knock the surgeons and the oncologists who have looked after me, but some of the nurses have been downright rude and uncaring. I have been left in rooms for hours without people checking in on me, thats after having major brain surgery under general anesthetic.
I still love the NHS, I would not be here without them, I certainly would never have afforded the 2 brain surgeries, 2 rounds of chemo and 6 weeks radiotherapy. Not to mention the access to MRI machines whenever I need, counselling services and the daily medication.
Still there does need to be changes, changes in the attitudes more than anything.
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by zookey
Our healthcare system is much better than alot of the European nations. The Scandinavian countries always have been the most egalitarian and best performing when it comes to public services so it's no that they are looked at as a model for success and are looked up to by many people. Also bare in mind that many of the countries with the very best healthcare systems also have substantially higher taxes.
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
One eveing I arrived early for work as a porter. So I got a cup of tea and went to the staff smoke room. Which was at the rear entrace to the car park. A patients smoking room was next to it and access to these rooms, was via a small corridor with a door at each end. On entering the corridor I almost slipped as a patient had been sick. I thought every one leaves and enters from the car park (staff) plus if any one wants a smoke they will have to come here. So I went to the cleaning dept and informed them. They said as its body fluids then they couldnt do anything about it. A nurse would have to clean it. So I returned to the smoking room and told the nurses there what the cleaning dept had said. I then asked if any one would like too help me clean it up. Every one of them turned away and ignored me. I said you are nurses and health and safety comes first in your profession? Yet every one of you, are going to tramp this sickness all over the hospital and wards? I cleaned it myself. This was staff coming on shift and going off. I didnt stay at the job and I now hate having to go into hospital. This wasnt a management problem. It was a basic thing. Nurses tramping sickness all over the hospital.edit on 8-6-2011 by illuminnaughty because: (no reason given)