Showing posts with label justice. NHS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label justice. NHS. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


Gord is backtracking so fast now that it looks like he is moon walking, his latest “cunning plan” is to change the voting system from first past the post to Alternative vote (system in which voters could list their preferences rather than simply voting for one candidate as now) and he also wants a legally binding code of conduct for MPs.

These “new” ideas of course are only that, ideas, Gord is trying to tell us things that he thinks we want to hear, the other problem is that NU Labour have a cat in hells chance of getting the legislation in place before the next election.

If El Gordo wants us to believe him and vote for No labour what he needs to do is make party manifestos legally binding, then Non Labour and the other parties will have to carry out their “promises”.

End of the gravy train for the NHS

After pouring in hundreds of millions into the NHS the money has run out- Telegraph estimates are that by 2011 there will be a £15 bn shortfall.

Is this yet another part of the cunning plan?
The NHS Confederation said in a new report. “The Confederation, which represents most NHS organisations, warned that action is needed now if the health service is to remain free at the point of need.”

Steve Barnett, chief executive of the Confederation, said: "With little or no cash increase from 2011/12 the NHS has to prepare itself for real terms reductions in what it can afford to do and needs to make the hard decisions about which programmes to fund, how to reward staff and how to reorganise services now.

"If it does not, then the mistakes of the past could be repeated and shortages in funding will translate to the kind of across the board cuts which could see waiting lists lengthen, standards fall and dissatisfaction with the service grow among patients and staff."

Simple answer: we don’t need “management consultants” we don’t need half the “managers” and we don’t need the Foundation trust system, return the power to the central Government then we know who is responsible.
Free food

From the Telegraph-Sky 'rains tadpoles' over Japan Residents, officials and scientists have been baffled by the apparent downpour of tadpoles in central Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture.

Clouds of dead tadpoles appear to have fallen from the sky in a series of episodes in a number of cities in the region since the start of the month.

In one incident, a 55-year-old man who was caught in a tadpole downpour described hearing a strange sound in the parking lot of a civic centre in the city of Nanao.

Upon further exploration, he found more than 100 dead tadpoles covering the windshields of cars in an area measuring 10 square metres.

Dead tadpole downpours were also reported by local officials 48 hours later in the city of Hakusan in the same prefecture.

The raining down of small creatures such as frogs and fish is a rare meteorological phenomenon that is reported from time to time across the world.

The good news is that it may let the dolphins off the hook for a while.

Big Bang

Florida fisherman reels in a missile a Florida fisherman has landed the catch of his life - an air-to-air guided missile that could have exploded at any moment.

Despite the danger, Rodney Salomon, a commercial fisherman, reeled in the missile, attached it to his boat and kept fishing in the Gulf of Mexico for another 10 days before returning to port.

"I had it strapped to the roof of my boat as we rode through lightning storms," Mr Salomon said, according to local Tampa Bay's 10 Connects News.

The bomb squad from a nearby military base that promptly dismantled it upon his return to shore said the heavily corroded eight-foot-long missile could have exploded at any moment.

"I wasn't scared," said Mr Salomon, 37, said. "Why should I be scared?" The fisherman, from Saint Petersburg, Florida, was 50 miles out in the Gulf from Panama City when he caught the military ordnance, said the Pinellas County sheriff's office.

Did I say “big bang” I meant to say “Big Idiot”.

Giant Lobster

Staying on the marine theme - Telegraph a predatory monster lobster that lived in the sea more than 500 million years ago has been identified from pieces of a fossil jigsaw.

Hurdia Victoria was about half a metre long and prowled the waters with a circular jaw filled with teeth and a pair of spiny claws.

The creature is related to Anomalocaris, a vicious prehistoric fish whose relatively large size and toothy mouth earned it the nickname "the T. rex of the Cambrian".

But scientists are still baffled by a strange, seemingly pointless shell structure on top of the lobster's head.

Researcher Allison Daley, from Uppsala University in Sweden, who has been studying the fossils for three years as part of her doctoral thesis, said: "This structure is unlike anything seen in other fossil or living arthropods.

It was probably for the sonar equipment.

And finally:

The Yolks on him ( I know but I couldn’t resist)

My favouite “politician” was pelted with eggs yesterday, BNP leader Nick Griffin got his breakfast on the fly, if you want to see it again and again the link is here-enjoy.


Thursday, 30 April 2009


Today is Mrs A’s birthday, at least it would be if she were still with us, so I thought that I would do something in her honour, thus Justice for Bereaved Relatives of Patients killed by the NHS, because I am one and I am sure there are many more out there in the blogosphere, just think about the Mid Staffs and Gosport Memorial.

The Bloggers Unite site is here.

You don’t need to do much, just display the photo above and write a short blog about your experience of the NHS complaints system, the attitude of the trust management and senior medics.

Or just your impression of the treatment given by the NHS.

If you really want to do more you can send your “story” to me, or even better send it to Alan Johnson the Health Secretary here.

Mrs A was subjected to abysmal surgery by a “Senior” Consultant, who managed to cut her small bowel and did not ensure an adequate blood supply to the large bowel join, which failed, she was Septic on the ward for at least three days before anything was done and ended up in Intensive care on full life support for 23 days, then she was moved 90 miles to another hospital because they “needed the bed” and on her return contracted an MRSA Bacteraemia.

In May a path report was issued stating that she had recurrent cancer, before she left hospital in July this was ignored until the end of August, and tests were done, the diagnosis was not given until November, and this consisted of “your cancer is inoperable” no prognosis or other details were given, in other words I was left to tell her after a phone call from our GP that she was going to die.

The Hospital denied, the Senior Consultant denied, the GMC decided there was no case to answer, the Healthcare Commission denied (the trust had attained foundation status after receiving a “perfect” score from them the same year), at a meeting with the CEO and the Medical Director I was told that “they didn’t know what was wrong” with my wife, after all there was only a Senior Consultant and six other doctors “looking” after her.

My MP of course didn’t want to know, he is close to the Hospital.

It has taken me almost four years to “complete” the complaints procedure, the denials and cover ups have been universal, because nobody cares, the Trust management were protecting their status, the consultant was protecting his career, the GMC were protecting the Consultant and the Healthcare Commission were protecting their decision.

Alan Johnson tells us that the NHS should be open and clear, it is about time he stood up and took responsibility, the arrival of a couple of hundred emails detailing the appalling treatment received by patients may make him think, or at least it will give him something to do for a while.

In memory of “Mrs A” 1951-2005

Angus Dei