Started by Bez, October 12, 2018, 09:19:01 am
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Quote from: Bisto on March 21, 2019, 19:14:08 pmJust about to head off to the Boom Boom Club at Sutton United FC to see Limehouse Lizzy😊
Quote from: Bez on March 22, 2019, 07:23:31 amMark ThomasLike him or loathe him (I'm a liker) Mark Thomas is certainly passionate about his subjects.This focussed on the NHS; where it came from, where it is now and where its' future lies. An excellent mixture of humour and hard reality, under pinned by a series of open interviews with practitioners and senior managers. Excellent (and sobering) stuff8/10
Quote from: captainkurtz on March 22, 2019, 09:35:48 amWe take the NHS for granted. Had the worst week last week. Daughter had a seizure on returning from school on Monday. She was born at 24 weeks and has a really complicated medical history with a 'shunt' in her skull which allows pressure to be drained, if needed. We immediately thought there was an issue with that and panic ensued - I could not hold it together when I was on the phone to the emergency services. I could hear the sirens by the time I put the phone down. Amazing. Operated on the following day followed by a week in hospital with utterly incredible nurses and doctors. Back home now and back to school today and all is good.I cannot pretend to know the ins and outs of the NHS but it is the absolute lynchpin of a decent, civilised society. I'd happily pay more tax - as long as I knew the money could be ring fenced and used for the NHS...
Quote from: Bez on March 22, 2019, 11:04:36 amGlad it has worked out, mate....the feeling of helplessness when its one of your kids is overwhelming....One of the points that Thomas was making was that its not just the NHS that needs the extra funds. Social care and the general "wellness" of the less privileged in society also needs to be addressed otherwise the demand for NHS services will keep rising. Compelling arguments.
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