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Sonia down in Gorseinon was supposed to be admitted to Morriston Hospital for major heart surgery on Tuesday 6th February (put on a waiting list 4 months ago!!) but, for the second week running, the admission was postponed because of shortage of beds ! What on earth is wrong with the National Health Service -particularly in Wales? Not so long ago everyone was standing at their front door clapping for the NHS - I'm sorry, but the NHS is nothing more than an inefficient nationalised industry with little, if any, logical and efficient governance.
Sonia waiting weeks for an available bed for major and urgent surgery, I'm on a waiting list of at least a year for prostate surgery, Isobel limping around while she waits months for an injection into her hip - and the list goes on and on as I'm sure many of you will agree. NHS managers seem to spend more time and money on deciding whether an individual with a penis is male or female, junior doctors who believe that the Hippocratic Oath is a Greek fairy tale, hundreds of thousands spent on diversity in the NHS to ensure that LGBGT - etc (or whatever they want to call themselves) is not criticised in any shape or form - the list goes on and on!!
And there is more. At 06.00 hrs on Tuesday 6th Sonia received a phone call to say that a bed was available. Great rush to get into Morriston asap. Sat in a waiting room for 2 hours, getting more and more anxious only to be told to go home as the bed was no longer available!!!
And the latest ? Scheduled to go in on Monday 12th February for surgery on Tuesday 13th (not Friday 13th !!! ). Believe it when you hear it - news here when it happens.
Sorry if I sound overly critical but no matter how much money the Conservatives or Labour pledge to pump into the NHS, it is going to get no better. The sooner someone has the guts to abandon the NHS as it stands and proposes a more efficient cost effective alternative the better!!
And having said that --- !
Love and best wishes to you all.
Barrie and Isobel
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