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reply to post by iRoyalty
Then there are the figures from The Mail you report. Your dismissal of POTENTIALLY 12,000 deaths as "nothing...actually it's only 5% worth of fatalities" beggars belief! What an insult to the dead and their families to be dismissed by a member of such a "caring" profession.
Shame on you for this, and you bring shame upon your profession by espousing such a view. If I were your line manager I can assure you with a view like that I would be actively seeking your resignation as you obviously are so bigoted as to be a potential liability. Stuff political correctness and your union if you belong to one, I would not want a person like you 'caring' for any patient!
WRT overworked and lack of funding within the NHS. Whilst I have never disagreed with such an obvious FACT, I maintain it is the way that those resources and funds that exist are utilised is part of the problem.
Proactive management to ensure that staff do not create an IMPRESSION of gossiping or just hanging out in the canteen for extended periods would be a good start.
Users of the NHS, I.e. the patient, relatives and visitors in general are not stupid and are well aware that staff are simply human like the rest of us, as such, socialising, particularly on the wards, APPEARS routine. When you are already suffering from a lack of care, compassion and communication, this adds to the issues and is easily prevented
Oh, BTW boymonkey caller, WRT 111, or whatever this 'service' is called this week, why is the NHS having to re tender up to a 1/3 of contracts, with just one cock up at Shropshire costing £1/2m alone? I will answer it for you in order to avoid any mistake or selective ignoring, this is fact remember..."The line suffered many teething problems, with patients complaining of calls going unanswered, poor advice given and calls being diverted to the wrong part of the country."
So let's just go along with your undoubted prowess at maths, I will save you the effort of undertaking the complex calculations yourself - only 1/3 of this particular NHS issue can be attributed to a lack of resources, and that would be a maximum figure, that for unanswered calls. As for the 111 Service itself, I think that complaints about this, media reporting and other emerging issues will have to await in line for a space in the queue of NHS related reviews and reports and inquiries...
Oh yes, The Daily Mail/Mail On Sunday, almost forgot. You obviously have not noticed, or chosen to ignore the fact that I do not rely upon singleton sources of information and facts, and that where possible I, like many others on ATS try and present a balanced view with the use of more than one source...where possible, and that search is not restricted to newspapers but frequently utilises professional, expert, industry related data, supported sometimes by Trade Union origin data.
I fail to understand the over defensive and selective approach you and one or two other debunkers maintain. For me it really matters not too much what you may say about me or accuse me of, but your continual ignoring of others on this thread who have quoted their own or their relatives mistreatment with their own experiences and facts detracts from your attempts to present a positive image.
The NHS, as I have stated repeatedly has bottomed out and as can be clearly seen is actively seeking to address continuing issues. The reason so many reviews, reports and recommendations have ensued are obvious to most open minded people and include most definitely a lack of resources be they pounds or people. Not withstanding, it is still a mess and still a National disgrace and not just in my eyes as can be seen from this thread.
How about before you predictably come back to have yet another pop at me, you read and discuss the views of the people within this thread or elsewhere for that matter, that have experienced obvious bad treatment etc. under NHS 'care'?
Then come back and continue arguing black is white and we can carry on ad infinitude. But please, do not dismiss the deaths of 5% as NOTHING, your words, not mine. That is an insult to those so tragically involved and affected by those deaths. You could of course show true spirit, accept your mistake, apologise to those affected and redress some of the balance.
There We Are Then.