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    (Original post by homeland.lsw)
    My first op was at Q's and the second was at KG's
    Q's is better in terms of facilities and general staff e.g. the anesthetist.

    The nursing staff at KG's was soooooooooooo much better though, they are so nice to you! Like there was one nurse who kept my company at night and we were telling jokes and scary stories :lol:

    My third OP was also at KG's
    :eek: oh I have stories about Q's that would send you packing for Iceland y'know... KG's is where I was born! Great staff there tbh...
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    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    The private sector has a place in health care, but a total reliance on it (like many councils and the NHS are doing at the moment) is a recipe for disaster.

    Private sector healthcare at the moment is all about profit, low paid staff and cutting costs in care.


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    I was merely pointing out that actually the private sector completely out with any NHS funding (so not the stuff you're talking about) is free to offer whatever services it wants - there are private GPs, private hospitals etc completely separate from the NHS and CCGs.
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    I've not had any experience with the NHS myself but I'm aware that it does do a great job for the general public :yep:

    Nice to hear that they've helped you out so much!
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    :eek: oh I have stories about Q's that would send you packing for Iceland y'know... KG's is where I was born! Great staff there tbh...
    Generally Q's was fine for me...
    I was born in KG's too! My mum liked it...
    But tbh, under the NHS you can choose what hospital you can be referred to, so I mostly use UCLH if need be...
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    My experiences have been awful. From the constant failure of diagnosing stuff (I now have a head injury because of that) and the lying. Oh, and they've accused my parents of lying too.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    My experiences have been awful. From the constant failure of diagnosing stuff (I now have a head injury because of that) and the lying. Oh, and they've accused my parents of lying too.
    :sad: sorry to hear that. :hugs:
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    If the NHS has helped you with whatever and whenever, show some appreciation...
    '... by repping my post.' Such shameless rep-whoring.

    Anyway: the private sector coulda done it better. Taking away muh freedoms, you Kenyan Muslim socialists. :grumble:
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    my parents both had cancer and were put on waiting lists so long that they were forced to get private care, and my parents are *not* rich at all.
    and when I got into a fight at about midnight one evening last year, with a tooth broken and a punctured bottom lip, I was waiting at a hospital for somebody to see me for 6 HOURS. the fact that they wouldn't even give me some ****ing ICE meant that I now have a permanent lip scar. and while they practically forced me to go to the hospital that night (they took me there in an ambulence), they didn't take me home even though I could hardly move.
    the NHS waiting times too in general (e.g. at a GP surgery) is usually ****ing crazy - even when I'm the ONLY PERSON IN THE WAITING ROOM at 8:30am, I still have to wait like 20-30 minutes. really? are you serious? what are you making me wait for? there's no queue. there's nobody in front of me. are they just messing around on their computer for 30 minutes or something? I'm being serious - the waiting times do give me this impression.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    '... by repping my post.' Such shameless rep-whoring.

    Anyway: the private sector coulda done it better. Taking away muh freedoms, you Kenyan Muslim socialists. :grumble:
    I wasn't rep whoring !!! I meant like write stories.

    Although there have been some negative stories too but I mean it's all about balance.
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    Although there have been some diagnoses that were too late to do much in my dad, grandmothers and grandfathers' cases i do still have the upmost respect for those working in the nhs (i did used to want to work in it but decided it wasnt for me), fortunately i m quite healthy. But in any bad times for the most part i've nothing put compassion from the geneticist that reassured me that even if I had the condition my dad had they would be ready to do everything possible to help me to the nurse that understood how traumatic it was being in a hospital where i d lost close relatives and held my hand whilst I had an ultrasound done and the 3 student nurses who watched me on the worst night of my life despite probably never experienced a child in that situation before.
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    (Original post by FarageCollage)
    my parents both had cancer and were put on waiting lists so long that they were forced to get private care, and my parents are *not* rich at all.
    and when I got into a fight at about midnight one evening last year, with a tooth broken and a punctured bottom lip, I was waiting at a hospital for somebody to see me for 6 HOURS. the fact that they wouldn't even give me some ****ing ICE meant that I now have a permanent lip scar. and while they practically forced me to go to the hospital that night (they took me there in an ambulence), they didn't take me home even though I could hardly move.
    the NHS waiting times too in general (e.g. at a GP surgery) is usually ****ing crazy - even when I'm the ONLY PERSON IN THE WAITING ROOM at 8:30am, I still have to wait like 20-30 minutes. really? are you serious? what are you making me wait for? there's no queue. there's nobody in front of me. are they just messing around on their computer for 30 minutes or something? I'm being serious - the waiting times do give me this impression.
    I'm sorry about your parents with the waiting list thing.

    But your personal wait times especially 20-30 minutes in a gp surgery do not seem that bad. And they aren't messing around on their computer. I can guarantee that.
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    I wasn't rep whoring !!!
    This doesn't fool me anymore.

    Although there have been some negative stories too but I mean it's all about balance.
    Here's one: it's my intention, as soon as I'm able to afford it, to take out private health insurance for the rest of my life. :lol:
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    (Original post by FarageCollage)
    and when I got into a fight at about midnight one evening last year, with a tooth broken and a punctured bottom lip, I was waiting at a hospital for somebody to see me for 6 HOURS. the fact that they wouldn't even give me some ****ing ICE meant that I now have a permanent lip scar. and while they practically forced me to go to the hospital that night (they took me there in an ambulence), they didn't take me home even though I could hardly move..
    Ice isn't going to make a difference to your scar.

    [email protected] "they didn't take me home". FML.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    My experiences have been awful. From the constant failure of diagnosing stuff (I now have a head injury because of that) and the lying. Oh, and they've accused my parents of lying too.
    If you don't mind talking about it....What happened?
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Probs mate tbh. Might just get Suarez to bite it off.
    Did A&E bring up that therapy?
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    I've not had a great time with the NHS tbh. Rushed to the hospital with appendicitis, they wanted to operate as soon as possible so they said they weren't going to put me on painkillers and I'd be operated on that night. In actuality, it took a day and a half before I was taken into the operating theatre. A day and a half without painkillers was not fun.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Ice isn't going to make a difference to your scar.

    [email protected] "they didn't take me home". FML.
    yeah, because walking almost 8 miles home with a ****ed up ankle is ****ing nothing. no sweat, baby, right? all hail the NHS for taking 6 hours to sew my lip shut and doing nothing about my broken tooth! what an age we live in! I get to pay taxes to wait 6 hours to have a person see me when there are doctors walking all around the hospital at the time.
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    (Original post by FarageCollage)
    yeah, because walking almost 8 miles home with a ****ed up ankle is ****ing nothing. no sweat, baby, right? all hail the NHS for taking 6 hours to sew my lip shut and doing nothing about my broken tooth! what an age we live in! I get to pay taxes to wait 6 hours to have a person see me when there are doctors walking all around the hospital at the time.
    What about a taxi in such an extreme circumstance ? I took a taxi to the hospital today.
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    (Original post by FarageCollage)
    yeah, because walking almost 8 miles home with a ****ed up ankle is ****ing nothing. no sweat, baby, right? all hail the NHS for taking 6 hours to sew my lip shut and doing nothing about my broken tooth...
    Sorry mate. We have people in Ireland lying on Trolleys for 24 hours plus and they pay 100 euros to go to A and E.

    There are serious emergencies in A and E. A broken lip isn't of them. IF you are unhappy waiting 6 hours for an understaffed NHS then go home. No one is forcing you to stay.

    Get your parents or friends to pick you up. The NHS isn't there to provide a taxi service.
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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Sorry mate. We have people in Ireland lying on Trolleys for 24 hours plus and they pay 100 euros to go to A and E.

    There are serious emergencies in A and E. A broken lip isn't of them.

    Get your parents or friends to pick you up. The NHS isn't there to provide a taxi service.
    1) I got knocked out and woke up in an ambulance. I think that's *slightly*, *kind of*, *possibly*, *perhaps*, *maybe* serious.
    2) comparing the NHS with another country makes the NHS better objectively or merely via comparison? is north korea great because there are certain african countries that are worse then? same kind of argument really.
    3) I was at uni, hundreds of miles from my parents. and my friends at uni don't have cars. I didn't have my wallet either. I only tend to bring my ID and *some* notes (which I spent) on nights out (when it happened).
 
 
 
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