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Message 1377422 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 12:12:56 UTC

She meant 1960!!

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Message 1377425 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 12:19:01 UTC - in response to Message 1377422.

Too late, she's already given me an extra warm birthday present...... :)
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Message 1377432 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 12:37:51 UTC

Yes I know, she dropped your lunch of Irish Stew in your lap. She does apologise :-)

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Message 1377520 - Posted: 6 Jun 2013, 16:54:54 UTC - in response to Message 1377432.

Yes I know, she dropped your lunch of Irish Stew in your lap. She does apologise :-)



...& her Apple Dumplings were a joy to behold
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Message 1382707 - Posted: 19 Jun 2013, 12:57:23 UTC - in response to Message 1377388.
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And nowhere more prevalent that the Waily Fail!



Absolutely fantastic Waily Fail Report

"These were political decisions that had unintended consequences."
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Message 1382720 - Posted: 19 Jun 2013, 14:37:50 UTC

That previous link led to a BBC report.

Here is another BBC one

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Message 1385119 - Posted: 27 Jun 2013, 15:36:31 UTC

Numerous MP's call for resignations

"That is a mates culture," she said. "Where people's priority is to protect their mates, systems and procedures, as opposed to what should be the absolute priority for somebody in the NHS, which is to protect the patient - not their friends and the structures but the patient."

Now just where has this been heard before?
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Message 1385479 - Posted: 28 Jun 2013, 18:10:13 UTC

Oh how I enjoyed that bit of comical banter between Chris and Sirius....

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Message 1385663 - Posted: 29 Jun 2013, 4:04:22 UTC - in response to Message 1385479.

Yeah, had to get away from those apple dumplings, so took a load to Portugal, & that was much worse :)

Dreading to see my payslip next week :(
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Message 1401719 - Posted: 11 Aug 2013, 8:02:34 UTC

No wonder our hospitals are in such a mess.......

Stressed Boss wins the lottery

Stressed pen pusher? What about the doctors & nurses, their jobs are cushy then?
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Message 1401732 - Posted: 11 Aug 2013, 9:05:30 UTC

Hold on, don't get too carried away by the Mail. The man in question has made a reasonable reply given the circumstances.

Mr Tarver yesterday defended his payout, but agreed many would think it unfair compared to those awarded to many soldiers. Speaking from his detached home in Dorridge, West Midlands, he said: 'I don't think my payment was generous – I worked bloody hard for the NHS for 30-odd years. 'The job was impossible. It was daft. I had to make decisions that resulted in patients dying, like who can have the intensive care bed. 'I was in a position of having to act as God. Would you want that?' Asked if his payout was unfair compared to those paid to many soldiers, he said: 'I agree – but I don't negotiate the conditions of service.'

This is typical Mail again stirring up bad blood between the public and the NHS. Personally I would think his payout somewhat over generous, and that for injured soldiers not enough. There is a discrepancy here, But I think it is morally wrong to try to sell newspapers on the back of it, and that is what the Mail does. And it makes me damn angry.


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Message 1401777 - Posted: 11 Aug 2013, 13:54:08 UTC
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Message 1401784 - Posted: 11 Aug 2013, 14:24:32 UTC

The British NHS, introduced in 1948 as a result of the Beveridge Report of 1942, is quite rightly, the envy of the world. It is a free health service paid for through general taxation and National Insurance as part of the Welfare State. Although some prescription charges are levied. The problem has been that in the attempts to cut the cost of the NHS, far to many Hospital managers on inflated salaries have been appointed, that do not properly understand medical environments. The NHS is top heavy on managers and bereft of nurses and surgeons. Of course you don't want surgeons filling in forms requiring 2 dozen swabs, but neither do you want managers telling surgeons not to use too many scalpels. Successive governments have not got the balance right yet.

And yet, you can collapse on the streets of London, and whether you are white, black, brown, or yellow, whatever nationality, visitor or resident, have £1 in your back pocket or £10,000, you will be taken to hospital and get the best treatment that can be provided free of charge. Now just ask yourself, how many countries in the world does that happen in? Of course we are taken advantage of by foreigners, especially Eastern European women, who deliberately come here 8 months pregnant knowing full well that their baby will have a better chance of survival than back home. We should charge their embassy for that but we don't, and we ruddy well should do. The NHS needs a radical overhaul and not before time.

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Message 1403017 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 10:19:34 UTC

How many more?

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Message 1403049 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 11:44:12 UTC - in response to Message 1382720.

That previous link led to a BBC report.

Here is another BBC one

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I'm on the verge of agreeing with Jeremy Hunt here, what is happening?
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Message 1403072 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 13:40:35 UTC

Oops

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Message 1403121 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 17:26:55 UTC

Nobody is worth £170,000 a year to run hospitals.

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Message 1403380 - Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 9:42:17 UTC

That story was in the Daily Mail, i'll take it with several handfuls of salt.
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Message 1403384 - Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 9:53:52 UTC
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The figures quoted were probably about right, but of course presented in the Mail's usual shock horror lurid headline style of reporting.

The salt should be mixed in large glasses of water and force fed to the Editor and it's reporters. They make us sick, why shouldn't we return the compliment.

Oh be still my beating heart, perchance to dream ....

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Message 1406872 - Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 12:47:28 UTC

Time to clean out the dross & return hospitals to their original purpose....

...healing the sick & injured. For those who feel they were born ugly, fat, ot whatever, go to work save your money & pay for any cosmetic opertaion you want!

£5k to lose "mummy tummy"
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