Let me start by saying I had no intention of doing another blog just yet, but what happened today made me so mad, so incensed I couldn’t wait.
We went today to the hospital to see my OH’s dad , who has a very aggressive cancer , he was put in hospital yesterday ,after waiting for over 5 hrs for a Dr to even see him. then finally they decide to admit him . good thing you would think for a man so very sick,.WRONG !!! Went to see him today and he’s looking very frail , very weak , which is to be expected with what he has. What happened while we were there was not expected, he has an intravenous drip in to try keep his fluid balance right, as his blood pressure keeps dropping.For a start the drip is in the wrong place as every time he moves his right arm , and he is right handed the alarm goes off, BUT, and here is what made me so bloody angry , did the nurses come and fix it? did they move the drip ? NO , at one stage that alarm as well as the call the nurse alarm went on for over 10 mins and did anyone come to see what was wrong ?? you gussed it NO.
So when did they come ? When I went out to the nurses station and yelled at them and said , what is the use of having a bloody alarm on a patient if you are not going to take any notice of it ??? There are 2 alarms going off in there and not 1 of them came to sort it, they were too busy talking in the passage. Now I do understand that nurses are overworked, yes I do, but an alarm is a very different thing it means you go NOW!!! You do not ignore it so long that the relatives go out and yell at you. What happened the next time it went off? did they come fix it? Mover the drip site ?? You guessed it NO they didn’t , how did the alarm get fixed this time? We fixed it , we did their job for them . This is just not acceptable, in any shape or form.
So this is how the government intends to “reform” the NHS the DWP the DLA ? they are going to kill the off, its easier to let them all die than to look after them .
1st the NHS it is a shambles I for 1 refuse point blank any more to go near a doctor here ,as yet again they have bloody lost my blood test results . After having already made the injuries to my back worse by sheer incompetence , and having been in turn ignored/ sneered at by so called doctors I have had a gutfull .But after what happened to a very sick and defenceless old man today I am disgusted
2nd The DWP will find any reason it can to deny or cut off any pension they can to save money, regardless of what happens to the person involved..
3rd and MOST important , Suddenly out of the blue people who have no hope what ever of getting better are being told after 12 months magically they are better !! Wow !! how cool is that !! But sorry to say it does not work that way , so what becomes of them ? How are they supposed to live ?
Is this country going back to a Feudal society ? Where those who have just tell those who haven’t what they will get ?? That they will take what’s given and like it ??