24 Hour Health Service
Government Wants a 7 Days A Week Health Service in The UK
Recently, the UK government said it wanted a 7 day a week health service available to people needing its services.
We Already Have One
I would like to let them know we already have one!
Weekend Vehicle Accident
My son crashed his car at the weekend. He totalled it, though he and his friend were able to get out, despite the car having rolled and the roof flattened! This was in the early hours of Saturday morning when the two of them were returning from a fishing trip and it happened on a small country road out in the "middle of nowhere". Luckily, they were both wearing seat belts, though one of the air bags only partially deployed. The police attended, breathalysed him and searched him and found he was sober, so determined it was "just" an accident. A few hours later, he began to feel very sore and went to hospital where they found he had a broken neck!
One of the vertebra (bones) in his neck was fractured right the way through. This was on a Saturday morning (weekend - government, do YOU work on a Saturday?). He was given an x-ray and an MRI to see whether he needed an operation to insert a steel plate. The consultant came around on a Sunday (yoo hoo Government, do you work on a Sunday?) and told he did not need an operation
Bank Holiday Monday
The first Monday in May is a Bank Holiday (Public holiday) in the UK. The doctors came around as usual (Government - do you work on Bank Holiday Monday?) to let him know he could go home and he was provided with pain killing medication (pharmacy working on a Bank Holiday too).
Trying To Save Money
The government is trying to save money on the NHS. Providing non-urgent clinics at weekends and maybe long hours just puts staff under greater stress because they are unlikely to employ any more. Maybe the gobernment should send themselves to mental health training courses to learn some common sense.
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