A very well done to Jeremy Paxman who just skewered the reprehensible Twigg on Newsnight regarding wounded soldiers.
HE117 said:I have a suspicion that this is really a tail shaking the dog situation...
If you listen carefully to what Twigg and the General were saying, the core of the argument was that there were not enough bodies to keep the MEDICS entertained, not to keep the HOSPITALS filled.
King_of_the_Burpas said:So now we have official JOURNALIST posters on the site as well as all the lurkers?
LostBoss said:Hello Newsnight.
Good to see you here.
I think the return of the Military General Hospital is probably unlikely unless there is a REALLY big punch up..
What we do need however is some provision for better specialist convalesant or rehab facilities. Lets face it if you are in intensive care with a tube up your arrse you are probably not really bothered where you are. It's afterwords when you are in recovery when you need your mates around you.
By extending and building up MRS's in certain garrisons to take on this task rather than running them down to "group practice" size could be an option.
Any medics around to comment?
jonwilly said:Gents do Military units still have Sick Parade with Military Doctors or does Tom waltz off down to his local GP after making an appointment ?
jonny3979 said:jonwilly said:Gents do Military units still have Sick Parade with Military Doctors or does Tom waltz off down to his local GP after making an appointment ?
Depends where you are my friend. Most Garrison Sick Parades are 'hosted' by military medics, reinforced with a very healthy sprinkling of locally employed civvy docs. Unfortunately, in my experience, some of these civvy types bring a rather inflexible approach to this business we call soldiering. Across the water, I had a real fight with a civvy GP who continually signed my folks off for the most pifling of issues. Whenever I asked for clarification, I was fobbed off with 'Restricted - Medical' as the caveat for non disclosure. Now I am no medical guru, but I want to be able to work with the medical authorities to maintain the efficiency of my unit. I can't 'Y List' or apply for an Admin discharge for someone who is forever on the sick, if its a one way street.