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    After so many years of chronic underinvestment its very nice to see the rewards of large scale investment and reform in the NHS. Lower waiting times, more staff and beds.

    Lets hope the public see this and don't vote in the other lot who'll undo all this. On my clinical firm I saw that they actually had more empty beds than occupied ones for the first time :eek: !
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    (Original post by pkonline)
    After so many years of chronic underinvestment its very nice to see the rewards of large scale investment and reform in the NHS. Lower waiting times, more staff and beds.

    Lets hope the public see this and don't vote in the other lot who'll undo all this. On my clinical firm I saw that they actually had more empty beds than occupied ones for the first time :eek: !

    Yeah... but the hospitals are cutting back on too much to try and get their waiting lists down. My mother is at risk of glaucoma - could go blind - and the local hospital stopped sorting out her medication so they could cut down on waiting times for surgery. The only thing is they didn't pass on her details to her doctor so she had to run around for a week to sort out her medication, during which time she could have been really ill. Targets just make people cut corners.
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    Yeah... but the hospitals are cutting back on too much to try and get their waiting lists down. My mother is at risk of glaucoma - could go blind - and the local hospital stopped sorting out her medication so they could cut down on waiting times for surgery. The only thing is they didn't pass on her details to her doctor so she had to run around for a week to sort out her medication, during which time she could have been really ill. Targets just make people cut corners.
    True, but it's still nice to see some improvement in the NHS in general.

    Hope your mum gets better .
 
 
 
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