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mariesnowgoose

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I had to cancel an appointment at the head injury clinic before Xmas because I was too ill to attend, I was surprised on Friday when I received another appointment for 27/01/21, it is with a specialist Doctor and I had to phone to confirm that I would be able to make this appointment, I questioned whether it would be cancelled and told no it is too important to cancel because I am overdue my check up, it seemed strange when cancer patients are being put on hold
Consultants (and all medics) are battling on all fronts.

Where it is still humanly possible - and assuming you have a decent consultant, cos not all are - they will still be doing their normal work as best as they can under the circumstances.

Really good (and lucky!) that you've managed to get an appointment sorted! (y) 😘

Every hospital and every medical department across the country will be experiencing different pressures in a variety of areas right now.
 

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My understanding is that cancer treatments are generally going ahead , with reduced numbers at each clinic maybe but active treatment is continuing. Friends who work in chemo departments have said opening hours extended, more use of the mobile facility have helped. Several people recieving very palliative treatment decided not to risk attending, and some of those with static disease also decided to hold off for the moment. The diagnosis, surgery and new treatment planning seems to be where holdups occur.:cry:
Dave had his appointment at East Grinstead just before Christmas, and that was face to face as impossible to assess over telephone which was previous appointment during lockdown1
 

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Don't forget the NHS services are administrated by Trusts, whilst MSM tends to make sweeping quotes as to what's going on they often don't know the minutiae of individual hospitals. Going back to March of last year the local news told of all the surrounding hospitals considering cancelling elective operations, but our local hospital had already cancelled these ops, and even since then the MSM often mentions other hospitals in the area but rarely mentions ours which has been in the centre of a CV-19 hot spot for nearly the entire pandemic.
Sorry, Colin, what does MSM stand for? :unsure:
 

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There have been plenty of in depth discussions on the radio (BBC) and elsewhere for some time now, including input from medical staff across the board, they have been discussing the situation as it's gone along, so I would dispute that assertion, unless you know someone reputable with reliable inside info that indicates otherwise?

'Main stream' news broadcasting - across all channels, mind, not just the BBC - hasn't been all that good at getting important info about what is happening broadcast at the optimum viewing times. A lot of it is sensationalist, doom and gloom (not that they need to hype that up much!), and with a lot of repetition of the same old, same old.

And I think they're just waking up to the fact that there should have been a slicker Public Health campaign in terms of getting across to people the seriousness of the situation, so that folk respond accordingly.

Better off using someone like Marcus Radcliffe or similar celebrities for advertising public health campaigns, rather than Chris Witty & Co, then some of the younger folk might sit up and listen.

* waiting for the inevitable deletion, btw * :)
The restrictions on reporting have been in effect since the beginning of the pandemic, what you see on MSM has to be cleared. You might note that going back a few weeks the only reports from the BBC at hospitals where filmed from the roadside, that's because they weren't allow on hospital grounds, it's only been recently that the government has decided to allow them back inside.
NHS staff forbidden from speaking out publicly about coronavirus | Society | The Guardian
COVID-19 and free speech: 'gagging' NHS staff is not proportionate and lawful | British Politics and Policy at LSE
 

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Talking about toilets.....I’m after a porta loo, heard the Thetford Excellence is the best, oh and just bought a toilet tent, 16 squid off Fleabay, cheap as chips and better quality than expected. 😂😂😂
 

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@Victor. Therein lies the problem.

Any decent coppers appear to be invisible, fogged out by the bad ones who do enormous harm to the publics perception of the police force as a whole. You only have to go on YouTube to see testosterone fuelled bullies in uniform who incite those they have approached to react in such a way that it gives the copper a reason to get heavy handed and arrest that person over something that was not even an offence in the first instance.
Likewise, there are plenty of YouTube videos which are there as bait videos to get a reaction from the police, this then gives the scrote with the iphone, filming the confrontation, a chance to become an armchair lawyer and plead his rights, even if he is "under stress, offended and in fear" from the police confrontation that the scrote started in the first place!

I am no fan of the police but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. However, I would like to be in the shoes of the person whose job it should be to weed out the bad amongst them.

Incidentally, a friend of mine used to be an police Inspector in Liverpool in the 1980's, the things he told me about that force would make your toes curl.
 

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With the NHS being already under so much pressure , why has no one suggested using VETs to carry out the jabs ?
 

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@Victor. Therein lies the problem.

Any decent coppers appear to be invisible, fogged out by the bad ones who do enormous harm to the publics perception of the police force as a whole. You only have to go on YouTube to see testosterone fuelled bullies in uniform who incite those they have approached to react in such a way that it gives the copper a reason to get heavy handed and arrest that person over something that was not even an offence in the first instance.
Likewise, there are plenty of YouTube videos which are there as bait videos to get a reaction from the police, this then gives the scrote with the iphone, filming the confrontation, a chance to become an armchair lawyer and plead his rights, even if he is "under stress, offended and in fear" from the police confrontation that the scrote started in the first place!

I am no fan of the police but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. However, I would like to be in the shoes of the person whose job it should be to weed out the bad amongst them.

Incidentally, a friend of mine used to be an police Inspector in Liverpool in the 1980's, the things he told me about that force would make your toes curl.
You are very correct and I do cringe at some of the things I, like everyone , sees.

However the media tend just to concentrate on “ the sensational stuff “ because no one is really interested in the daily dross your average copper has to deal with.

Additionally the whole Police Service is buried under stats & targets which a lot of the time takes over from simple discretion and common sense.

Complete contrast to when I served I suppose when my shift Inspector would say it was a successful shift when everyone that started the shift went home safely, not how many had been arrested , summonses issued etc etc .

Very difficult job indeed .
 

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With the NHS being already under so much pressure , why has no one suggested using VETs to carry out the jabs ?
From what I understand, the problems around roll out of vaccine stem from .gov wanting to retain central control, not a lack of suitably trained nurses to administer jab.
 

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With the NHS being already under so much pressure , why has no one suggested using VETs to carry out the jabs ?
They are probably far too busy administering to all of those extra dogs that have been acquired during lockdown! :ROFLMAO:

And also now having to deal with all the extra ones who have been abandoned and abused subsequently, no doubt... :devilish: :mad:

Not counting all the horses, cats, and countless other animals who have ended up being abandoned because their owners' circumstances have been drastically altered by covid :cry:

Apart from that, it is perfectly possible that vets have been asked to step up, but I don't have any inside info on that so don't know.
 
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