Despite all the bad publicity the NHS has been getting lately, like wrong diagnosis, patients being neglected, people dying of malnutrition and dehydration in hospitals etc, they are still up to their old tricks.
An acquaintance of mine was recently taken into hospital. For months he had been having trouble with his feet and had been attending a daily clinic to have them dressed but they weren't getting any better. They were painful and bleeding but it was when they changed colour it was decided to take him into hospital.
It was thought to be a circulation problem and he was scheduled to have a procedure to widen the veins in his legs. So there he sat in hospital for over a week, given so many different tablets that he became groggy waiting for this procedure to take place. It was finally decided that he should go home and back to daily dressings at the clinic until such time as this procedure could be scheduled.
On the day of his "release" they decided he could be fitted in that day after all. So there he sat all day long until they finally decided that they actually couldn't fit him in. Probably because this happened to be a Friday, and, as we all know, an NHS "weekend" starts Friday lunch time and they don't like working at the weekend!
By this time is was late and he had no way of getting home. The nurse told him not to worry, they would arrange a car for him. The "car" turned out to be a Taxi and the 16 mile journey cost the NHS £35. The driver admitted that he was earning a fortune from these hospital runs! Proving, yet again, that the procedures have been put in place by idiots. Too much money to throw around and not enough humanity to care for the patients.
Back at the clinic they were shocked that he had been in hospital for over a week and nothing had been done. This is typical of the NHS, they are quick to criticise each other, but no-one will actually "blow the whistle". We all know that this culture of neglect and secrecy has to stop but no-one seems to be able to do anything about it.
Miss Piggy - "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
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