Over stretched NHS

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Janey Dal
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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: It's maybe just as well you've retired Mike :lol: :lol: .

Although there are one or two of our patients that solution would work for. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by MikeyB » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:21 pm

I think you've mistaken Paul's drastic solution for one of mine.

Not guilty :D

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by stuart13 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:40 pm

And to think that Jane has a responsible job. :roll:

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by stuart13 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:25 pm

Having looked at some of the comments on various Facebook pages, it's no wonder that A&E departments are suffering.

If you have to ask people that you have never met in the real world "Should I go to A&E?", are you that bad that you need to go?

"Here I am laying on a trolly in A&E, in agony, waiting to be seen". What's that about???

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by MikeyB » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:03 pm

It's just the belief by the exceptionally tedious people on Facebook that their every comment is remotely interesting to a normal human being. Did Jesus text God when he was hanging on the cross?

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by Janey Dal » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:25 am

Silly Mike! The Romans nicked Jesus' mobile phone, so obviously not :roll: :roll: .

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by paul.m » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:33 pm

That's the trouble when you hang around with wrong crowd someone bound to nick something
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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:18 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Our take on history may be a little skewed but it's probably more accurate than some of the Hollywood films from the 50s :lol: :lol: .

Meanwhile, back on thread, we had a suggestion in our suggestion box last week from a patient asking if we could put a coat hook in the patient toilets so she could hang her coat up whilst she used the facilities :roll: :roll: .

How about providing a hotel-type 'comfort station' within the toilet so patients could make a cup of tea whilst relieving themselves and wifi in case they needed to contact a family member mid-stream? :shock:

I know sometimes they have to wait a while but goodness me!

I go back to previous comments that 90% of patients have no idea about the NHS and the funding crisis.

The other 10% are eejits :lol: :lol:

Sorry guys, my slightly biased view of patients is showing there :lol: :lol: .

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by stuart13 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:25 am

"slightly" :roll: :roll:

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by unclemorris67 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:41 pm

Today I received the results of my Endoscopy/colonoscopy. 3 letters, all with the same result, one had me as Mr, another as Mrs and third advising that they had changed Mr to Mrs. All had same date, i assume my GP also had 3. 6 letters for one set of results.
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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by stuart13 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:00 pm

It's all to do with this equality business.

Everyones confused.

Mr, Mrs, wife, husband, partner, etc., etc., ......?

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by unclemorris67 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:19 am

It would be good to drop titles no mr, Mrs, ms, just your name
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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by MikeyB » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:54 am

To be fair, Sharon, it's not easy to tell the difference when you are just sticking scopes in the mouth and bum end, specially with those modesty breeks with the hole in the back. :oops:

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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by paul.m » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:14 am

If they cannot tell difference between male / female when they look at notes ( How many men do you know called Julie ) then its hit or miss if they stick scope in right end " sorry Mr smith just had a look up your bum but think I should have been looking at your throat never mind funny taste not got enough money in NHS to clean equipment every day " :cry:
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Re: Over stretched NHS

Post by Janey Dal » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:47 pm

God help us if an ex-GP has problems telling which gender a patient is :lol: :lol: :lol: .

Mind Mike's training probably took place in Scotland so may well be substandard :P :P :P .

I agree partially Sharon, but with the number of ethnic names it is sometimes difficult to tell just from a quick glance at notes what gender people are. And personally, I always call patients by their title, regardless of how rude they are. It's my upbringing!

I do like the US system which uses the title Mizz for all women. I have adopted this if I am talking to a female patient whose marital status is unknown to me. It's sort of middle ground.

Although with the demographics in Stockton, most of them won't be married to be honest :oops: :oops: .

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