Praise for the NHS

Many people often knock our NHS but last Monday they excelled themselves, as they so often do, I suffered a fairly serious injury to my right eye and ended up with 4 metal splinters in it, I made my way to A+E and before seeing the Triage nurse everyone was being told that there was up to a 4 or 5 hour wait, after seeing the Triage nurse I sat down expecting a long wait, within about 30 minutes I was taken to the Ophthalmic dept and, for the want of a better word, seen, by the consultant for the department and within another 30 minutes she had removed the four metal splinters by inserting a needle directly into my eyeball, since then I have had 4 follow up appointments and every time was seen on time, my eyesight in the right eye is slowly returning to normal and I thank the quick and professional staff of the NHS staff for the fact that everyone, from the receptionist right up to the consultant, are so good at their job

THANK YOU NHS!!!!!
 
Given the chip-dropping growlers you're happy to have a lunge at, your vision is already impaired enough.

GWS anyway.
 
Given the chip-dropping growlers you're happy to have a lunge at, your vision is already impaired enough.

GWS anyway.
How was I to know they’d booby trapped the keyhole on the Ladies changing room?
 
Not enough people say thank you, usually the twats left in the waiting room with a cough, or flu
symptoms, who, apart from spreading their bugs around people who could actually be at risk, get pissed off having to wait to see a doc, rather than isolate themselves and use over the counter remedies
Ask anyone who had made a serious visit, as I have on occasion, via the back of an ambulance, due to heart condition, yes, I have been left in the corridor on a stretcher, but always with a health professional be it a trainee nurse, or the ambulance staff... I have always been grateful of the service they have provided,
When it did come to the times I needed treatment, stents and the aortic valve replacement, the ward staff, theatre staff, everyone from the lowest paid cleaner auxiliary, to the consultant surgeons were superb,
 

chrisg46

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Many people often knock our NHS but last Monday they excelled themselves, as they so often do, I suffered a fairly serious injury to my right eye and ended up with 4 metal splinters in it, I made my way to A+E and before seeing the Triage nurse everyone was being told that there was up to a 4 or 5 hour wait, after seeing the Triage nurse I sat down expecting a long wait, within about 30 minutes I was taken to the Ophthalmic dept and, for the want of a better word, seen, by the consultant for the department and within another 30 minutes she had removed the four metal splinters by inserting a needle directly into my eyeball, since then I have had 4 follow up appointments and every time was seen on time, my eyesight in the right eye is slowly returning to normal and I thank the quick and professional staff of the NHS staff for the fact that everyone, from the receptionist right up to the consultant, are so good at their job

THANK YOU NHS!!!!!
Blureggh arrghh woooo hllsh. We need a throwing up smiley....

Best wishes - think it shows that the NHS is generally pretty darn good, only makes the news when it fails.
 

Gout Man

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Book Reviewer
Many people often knock our NHS but last Monday they excelled themselves, as they so often do, I suffered a fairly serious injury to my right eye and ended up with 4 metal splinters in it, I made my way to A+E and before seeing the Triage nurse everyone was being told that there was up to a 4 or 5 hour wait, after seeing the Triage nurse I sat down expecting a long wait, within about 30 minutes I was taken to the Ophthalmic dept and, for the want of a better word, seen, by the consultant for the department and within another 30 minutes she had removed the four metal splinters by inserting a needle directly into my eyeball, since then I have had 4 follow up appointments and every time was seen on time, my eyesight in the right eye is slowly returning to normal and I thank the quick and professional staff of the NHS staff for the fact that everyone, from the receptionist right up to the consultant, are so good at their job

THANK YOU NHS!!!!!
Er would you have though? You know the triage nurse and receptionist.
 
Not enough people say thank you, usually the twats left in the waiting room with a cough, or flu
symptoms, who, apart from spreading their bugs around people who could actually be at risk, get pissed off having to wait to see a doc, rather than isolate themselves and use over the counter remedies
Ask anyone who had made a serious visit, as I have on occasion, via the back of an ambulance, due to heart condition, yes, I have been left in the corridor on a stretcher, but always with a health professional be it a trainee nurse, or the ambulance staff... I have always been grateful of the service they have provided,
When it did come to the times I needed treatment, stents and the aortic valve replacement, the ward staff, theatre staff, everyone from the lowest paid cleaner auxiliary, to the consultant surgeons were superb,
Special mention must go to the fat cow of a nurse when I was ambo'd in after collapsing at home from, apparently, a kidney stone blockage. After putting every obstruction in my way "there are people here worse than you" sort of thing, I asked for a nitro spray as I was now getting chest pains. With a huff equivalent to the explosions seen in chimney demolitions, she waddled off. A doctor and nurse finally arrived and began taking notes. Fatty waddled back in time to hear me say I was still waiting for nitro, then butted in saying "Oh, he's already had that.".

Mrs dm, also present, helpfully interjected that was ostensibly the reason she was absent when the doc rocked up. During the ensuing argument, I'm pleased to say my trolling skills stayed with me long enough to get her to shout that I was "a ******* liar".

Silence.

Normal nurse escorted Fatty out of the room saying she would return with nitro spray. Mrs dm added "And a complaint form as well please.".

After that, nothing was too much trouble.
 
It depends on your personal experience

Last month my missus well her health went into a bit of a rapid decline again, and had an emergency appointment to see a consultant arranged through GP at A&E, she gets there relates the story to reception

We wait and wait, she prods reception and they tell her to wait a bit longer

5 hours later we finally see someone only to be told no consultants are available, does she want the nurse have a poke around

She tries to press for an appointment with the consultant she saw about 5 years before, and back to her GP she goes to start it all off again

Praise the good things, but sometimes we can get a little frustrated when nothing seems to be happening
 

DTBA

Old-Salt
It's staffed by retards and relied upon by the terminally fat, drug addled and drink addicted. If it were up to me I'd put the whole lot in the bin and make GPs do something useful, like pick fruit or clean drains outside Chinese restaurants.
 
It's staffed by retards and relied upon by the terminally fat, drug addled and drink addicted. If it were up to me I'd put the whole lot in the bin and make GPs do something useful, like pick fruit or clean drains outside Chinese restaurants.
And I'm sure you'd be banging on their doors if you needed emergency treatment
 
I was operated on by the NHS at the beginning of June. The operation itself went fine, but when I developed a serious post-operative infection, the Health Service stepped it up a gear, treated me successfully and got me back to work on 01/07/19. I cannot say enough good things about their collective performance and for all of the kindness and care shown.
 
My mother was in hospital at the weekend and yesterday with suspected cancer and the individual doctors and nurses were a cross between brilliant/patient and abrupt to the point of insulting....... The point is, the institution is neither here or there. Its the staff that make something good or bad, which is often forgotten by management.
 
What does that have to do with the fact that it's shit? I have no other choice where I live, it's NHS or nothing.

People worship it like a God. It's farcical.
Bollox, just because someone praises people for doing a bloody good job it isn’t worship, BTW if it’s so fecking bad why don’t you go private?
 

Chef

LE
The NHS does the best it can given their constant use as a political football. I have a lot of time for them.

My experience has varied from a complete MOT, scans of head and neck after a series of migraines over a 24 hour period, I usually average 3 a year. This was done over a few weeks, but it got done and as I hadn't died after the first day was a good response.

However when a young Chefette coughed up blood at nine or so months, my initial thoughts were that the cough she had already she'd probably ruptured a capillary. But it seemed prudent to confirm that as bleeding from the throat seems a potentially dangerous thing to be doing.

Mid week early evening we spent several hours in A&E and it was as I suspected. But it could have been done in moments (as it was when the doc/nurse arrived) and did seem to me like something I'd want checked and out of my dept asap. But I'm not a medical worker so it may have been the correct thing for them to do.

Interestingly having read all the grown up bits and the kiddy's stuff I asked for a 'Patient's Charter' to read. There weren't any English copies to be had.
 

Yokel

LE
Blureggh arrghh woooo hllsh. We need a throwing up smiley....

Best wishes - think it shows that the NHS is generally pretty darn good, only makes the news when it fails.
Which is a huge part of the problem. We all take it for granted. We forget we have responsibility for our own health and we forget that sometimes you just have to wait if not an urgent case.

It's staffed by retards and relied upon by the terminally fat, drug addled and drink addicted. If it were up to me I'd put the whole lot in the bin and make GPs do something useful, like pick fruit or clean drains outside Chinese restaurants.
Do non fat, non druggies, or non alchies not depend on it then? Speaking as someone whose life was saved after a childhood injury...

To claim that the NHS can never be criticised is unhelpful obviously, but to claim it is worthless is not on.
 

DTBA

Old-Salt
Which is a huge part of the problem. We all take it for granted. We forget we have responsibility for our own health and we forget that sometimes you just have to wait if not an urgent case.



Do non fat, non druggies, or non alchies not depend on it then? Speaking as someone whose life was saved after a childhood injury...

To claim that the NHS can never be criticised is unhelpful obviously, but to claim it is worthless is not on.
Would your childhood injury have gone untreated in any other western nation? Do you think that if you had the same accident in Germany or the Netherlands or Switzerland for example, they would have just brushed you onto the street to kark it?

I'm anti NHS and I'll remain so
 

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