I know from my own bad experience with the NHS with my dear husband, and reading a lot of posts on the forum from people who have also been let down in one way another.
This morning I have read an unbelievable report in the papers, it’s a shocking story and I have copied it below:
An elderly woman was discharged from hospital on morphine, taken to the home of another patient and mistakenly left in their bed by ambulance staff in Skegness
Sadly doesn’t surprise me. It’s a mess (and I’ve worked there) but it’s ok it’ll be fully privatised soon enough so anyone without any money will be screwed. It still baffles me that no one saw this coming
@Nori, I don’t think they wanted to see it.
How is your husband?
@Rome18 I read that this morning & sadly wasn’t even surprised or shocked. Like you say, you & others on this forum have seen all sorts in the NHS. I could write a book on my own experiences with my Dad’s stay in hospital, it was just unbelievable.
Oh gosh it’s been a crazy week my end. Very long story short; My husband had to have a drain inserted into his lung due to fluid build up on Tuesday. He then had a pneumothorax. Whilst at hospital, the Sue Ryder nurse wasn’t happy with his pain I was describing so asked for him to be seen (hours in A&e) turned out a couple of bone lesions were causing issues with spinal cord. He then had a couple of nights in hospital, apparently caught covid (I’m not convinced as my tests say negative) had two lots of radiotherapy, and now home. We are now waiting for the district nurse.
Oh no … goodness me ! Laughable isnt it !!! X
I’m so sorry to hear how awful it is for you both. This time last year, I was pretty much going through the same with my poor husband.
It neeeds privatising ! Its a mess for sure !!! But you know what in australia they have a system for people on low income … x
Indeed … not got for purpose !!! Stories i could tell about my husbands care too xx
I found the nurses were very good but understaffed and overworked and moral was really low. It is not fit for purpose anymore and don’t get me started on district nurses. They never show up. Take care and don’t be afraid to complain if they let you down. Xx
It needs funding properly not privatising. You only have to look at the US. There are people suffering as they just can’t afford to seek medical attention. I’m on a crohns forum and what I read is terrible. This country is simply having a social clear out so anyone without money simply gives up.
@Billie7 it really is a lottery. I found the DN were actually the best. My worst experience was from MacMillan.
They turned up today so fingers crossed this continues
They have put record funding into it ! Its not a bottomless pit ! I would love them to privatise it and we would get a better service ! France is private, thet get lot better service than we do !
Your wish will come true…
Do you think so ? I dunno tbh ? … x
I am not sure but something will have to be done. Times have changed and the system is hanging on by a thread. I am very grateful for the NHS and tbh before my husband’s diagnosis we had little to do with it but it has been an eye opener to say the least. Xx
My husband told me before he died to get private medical insurance and listed a few on his computer for me to look at. Even towards the end he was thinking about my wellbeing and not himself. It makes me feel so guilty for feeling so miserable when he went through so much but every time I try and pull it together I end up crying. I am not an overly emotional person as a rule and before this had not cried for years. I am making up for it now though. Xxx Look after yourself and thanks for being there. Xx