Praise for the NHS

That's entirely down to them, and their business. Nothing to do with me what they think of it, and they're as free as I am to think and say what they want about it.

I, personally, think it's a monumental waste of money. If that makes people upset then so be it
I trust you'll have the good grace to keep your flapping piehole shut when you walk in front of a bus and get punted into the gutter, and tell everyone near you what you think of the NHS as your obviously thin, anaemic rat-blood dribbles down the drain. Send us a selfie while you're still conscious, eh?

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shadowonarun

Old-Salt
My mother has had two bouts of cancer successfully treated by the NHS, as well as a hip replacment and a trip to A&E recently when she fell lifting her shopping out of the car. Basically thanks to the NHS I've still got a mortgage mother I meant mother.
 
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.
That's entirely down to them, and their business. Nothing to do with me what they think of it, and they're as free as I am to think and say what they want about it.

I, personally, think it's a monumental waste of money. If that makes people upset then so be it
You seem to dislike most things about this country. Why don’t you find another country to live in if it’s so bad? Did you not consider standing as a candidate in the upcoming general election so you could influence and change the things you have an issue with? Because it is generally affected by the government of the day, public service people have to work within that environment. The 3 armed services are a case in point.

I guess not, just happy to moan from afar and criticise? The NHS is not perfect, however generally, staff do their absolute best, often work way past their shift times and frequently through breaks when the patient load is high.
I am fairly sure if you had a serious trauma or illness you would be seeking treatment in A&E ASAP along with everyone else.
 

DTBA

Old-Salt
I trust you'll have the good grace to keep your flapping piehole shut when you walk in front of a bus and get punted into the gutter, and tell everyone near you what you think of the NHS as your obviously thin, anaemic rat-blood dribbles down the drain. Send us a selfie while you're still conscious, eh?

Coming up next on Obvious Troll is Obvious: Co-op funerals - for the poor or a sound investment?
"People who don't love the NHS as much as I do deserve to get hit by buses"

You seem to dislike most things about this country. Why don’t you find another country to live in if it’s so bad? Did you not consider standing as a candidate in the upcoming general election so you could influence and change the things you have an issue with? Because it is generally affected by the government of the day, public service people have to work within that environment. The 3 armed services are a case in point.

I guess not, just happy to moan from afar and criticise? The NHS is not perfect, however generally, staff do their absolute best, often work way past their shift times and frequently through breaks when the patient load is high.
I am fairly sure if you had a serious trauma or illness you would be seeking treatment in A&E ASAP along with everyone else.
"You should leave the country if you don't like the NHS"

The Kool-Aid is in full flow.
 
"People who don't love the NHS as much as I do deserve to get hit by buses"
Mate, I've had tens of thousands of pounds-worth of life-saving specialist care. I'm quids in.

It's you poor people I feel sorry for.





j/k lol
 
personally I can`t knock the service received lately , after ignoring warnings that i had a heart murmur for a few years, my GP. insisted that i made an appointment, Blood tests, ECG, echo cardiograms helped to diagnose a severe mitral valve problem. Within 3 weeks I have had several procedures including Angiogram , Trans Esophageal Echo Cardiogram , lung function tests, Carotid doppler scans, top service received by all of the departments & consultants I have visited. I have now been passed to a surgeon. Every appointment was on time, Nursing staff were excellent.
Trying to find a parking space in the car park was probably the hardest part.
 
DTBA making a spirited last minute effort to win SPOTY I see.
 
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.
The NHS gets £134Bn a year.

The treatment and the administration should be absolutely gold-plated for that money.

At least one of those is not though is it?
 

endure

GCM
I've told this story before but...

Long flight home
Still feel rough after a couple of days
Call 111 at 6am
Told to get to BFO hospital as it sounded like a pulmonary embolism
BFO hospital at 8am
CT scan, x-rays and bloods done by 9am
Kept in all day for more x-rays and bloods
Kicked out at 5pm with a diagnosis of (real) flu

Excellent treatment from all concerned. Free sarnies and tea too!
 

Nato123

War Hero
I don't see why it should be the worlds largest employer. I don't see why we spend hundreds of billions of taxpayers money on it, yet still have an unhealthy population. I don't understand why working for it makes someone virtuous, or beyond criticism. I can't grasp why many of its staff lack a suitable level of English. It's a waste of money and as someone who works for a living I'd be better off with a different type of healthcare system. If it worked well it would be copied elsewhere, which it isn't.

You should invest in some mini whiteboards to draw sad faces and write angry messages on, like your heroic doctors and nurses do every time they are after another funding raise.
Absolutely no one has said that it's beyond criticism, in fact there's been several examples posted - you're just a bit of a tw@t really ain't cha?

As has been said, don't fecking use it for yourself or family then .... .seemples
 

Yokel

LE
Seriously without the NHS, how could virtue signalling lefties automatically win an argument on Question Time by simply starting a question with "I work for the NHS"

The world would fall apart without hearing those magic words every week
That phrase did not work for Harold Shipman!

Far too many non clinical staff at nearly half imho....

Today's figures show that at 30 September 2019, for staff working for NHS Trusts and CCGs6,7 there were 1.05 million staff compared to 1.04 million at the same point in 2018. Of these staff:

The number of professionally qualified clinical staff8 (excluding GPs)was 569,000 FTE, an increase of 1.3 per cent (7,470) since 2018
The trouble is what is non clinical? A cleaner? A porter? A Biomedical Scientist?

It works well for acute stuff. It has to, because the patient who hitherto was in good health now needs immediate treatment. They get it, and so their perception is that all is well.

It works less well for chronic stuff. Poor funding, poor staff levels, inadequate, dirty facilities. A healthcare system of last resort.

My mother fell and broke her hip the other week. Required a joint replacement op. In/out in 5 days, all good. Her other (chronic) health issues, not so much.
Sadly that is a familiar story!

The thing is that nowadays people live with long term things like diabetes that would have killed them seventy years ago
 

Endoscope

Clanker
That phrase did not work for Harold Shipman!



The trouble is what is non clinical? A cleaner? A porter? A Biomedical Scientist?



Sadly that is a familiar story!

The thing is that nowadays people live with long term things like diabetes that would have killed them seventy years ago
Its incredibly top heavy with management
 
Its incredibly top heavy with management
Which costs £134Bn a year...

FFS, that's well over three times the Defence budget.

Think on.
 

Yokel

LE
Its incredibly top heavy with management
Yes which is a real cause for concern. The irony is a lot of management types were brought in to try to improve efficiency - you could not make it up! However this does not detract from the staff who do have a direct effect on patient care and well being.
 
I don't see why it should be the worlds largest employer. I don't see why we spend hundreds of billions of taxpayers money on it, yet still have an unhealthy population. I don't understand why working for it makes someone virtuous, or beyond criticism. I can't grasp why many of its staff lack a suitable level of English. It's a waste of money and as someone who works for a living I'd be better off with a different type of healthcare system. If it worked well it would be copied elsewhere, which it isn't.

You should invest in some mini whiteboards to draw sad faces and write angry messages on, like your heroic doctors and nurses do every time they are after another funding raise.
Do you suffer with high blood pressure at all?
 
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!!!!!
I second that. If it's an acute condition, the NHS is brilliant. Followup appointments are prompt and I never have to wait more that a week to ha e a scan as an outpatient. As others have noted, there's a lot of learned helplessness amongst many who use the NHS - expecting to the organisation - the people - to sort everything whilst they sit on their fat, sclerotic arses.
 

Truxx

LE
There is a lot of political claptrap spoken about the NHS not helped by some of the voiciferous groupies never missing an opportunity to bleat on about lack of funding, staff on their chinstraps whatever.

There is much that could be better, not least in relation to the amount of money the organisation soaks up.

But when it comes to hey lads hey the set up is brilliant, as witnessed by many testimonies on this thread alone.
 

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