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Offline Terry Reynolds

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« on: August 02, 2013, 10:43:59 AM »
I'm sure everybody has read the constant blogs and letters about how the tories are going to privatise the NHS, Well today there is even more proof, that Labour has been doing it for ages, We have had the DHL contract deal, and now today it is reported that a firm called clinicenta, set up by labour to run the treatment centre at the lister hospital in Stevenage.
They did such a bad job of it, which caused deaths and lost documents etc.
 The firm has now had the contract cancelled, but due to the contract signed by Labour, the firm has now been paid off to the sum of 53 million pounds, nice one for the boys eh..
Todays slogan is the NHS is safe in labours hands, but not the patients....



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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 03:00:08 PM »
So you're opposed to any government privatising the NHS then are you K?

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 05:28:20 PM »
I am.

But I wish they'd get a grip because I worried about what I recently saw happening over a period of time. Latest being Bruv being invited to Redhill to have his gallbladder removed, that organ was last seen going up the chimney at Guildford hospital about 5 weeks ago. That's not isolated, that's not the worst. It's just the latest.

P'raps not using it as a political football, concentrating on it's purpose and preventing contractors / sub contractors from using it like a consequence free cash dispenser (as per K's post) would make it cheaper, or put it in a position to offer more at a better quality.


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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 08:18:40 PM »
If its good for the NHS, I don't care if it is the nhs or private nhs, as long as the people get the treatment they want and need, I just don't want people to slag off others , with the soundbites about who is doing the privatise etc.
 Its for the hypocrites.. :bash: and contracts should be for the good of the NHS, not the so called good boys, who are there for the money only, the mid yorks nhs trust is now laying off around 100 nurses, not because of any gov cuts, but because they cant afford the repayments on the pfi contract, another labour cockup.. this is where you get paid to fail.....

Offline Richard Symonds

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 09:01:42 AM »
The trouble is that MONEY is at the root of the problem.

I want public servants who play with our money to be accountable for it not just moved on with a severance payment.

I want examples to be made of these people who fail, it would soon stop then.

I want the NHS to work and to be available to all UK citizens at the point of provision without cost and I don't care if it is done privately or NHS hospitals.  The NHS is on the edge of an abyss and unless someone takes it by the scruff of the neck and does something positive with it we lose it as we know it.

I recently had a referral from my doctor for a hospital appointment and it was up to me to go online and make it with my unique number.  The Ridgeway private hospital in Wroughton could see me in six weeks, the Savernake in Marlborough in ten weeks and the wonderful GWH in about fourteen.  Guess which one I took?  Yes I went to Wroughton and was treated as though I was paying for it myself and the Consultant asked me to return in two weeks although he said my problem would go in the meantime he wanted to check up on me.  I was asked to visit his secretary on the way out to make the date.   I returned, as requested, and was discharged but told that if my problem was to return to get in touch with his secretary.   How wonderfully simple and efficient, so why can't it be done in the NHS?

The answer is quite simple the POWER is in the hands of the administrators who want to keep it and so the hospitals are full of these people drawing salaries that should be used for the case in hand and that is to look after the people who are there because they are ill and need treatment.

I am presently in St Albans and the lady next door is waiting for a hip replacement, but because she has severe heart trouble she has to see the  Anesthetist before doing the operation.  The first appointment was cancelled on the morning of the appointment and when she attended the second she was told the Anesthetist had not turned up!!  and she is still waiting, what a disgrace? 

The trouble is this is the tip of a massive iceberg and waste millions of pounds.  Sort it Government and you can start by getting rid of these jobsworths.
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