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Thread #166861   Message #4017735
Posted By: Steve Shaw
07-Nov-19 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Subject: RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
An unscientific snapshot coming up.

I had to take my daughter to the fracture clinic at the Royal Cornwall Hospital this morning. We were seen promptly and were treated with kindness and friendly smiles all round. But the staff, from tbe receptionist to the healthcare assistants to the nurses to the consultant, were clearly overworked. One nurse told us that he had a huge queue of patients to see. The receptionist was, at one point, clearly overwhelmed and couldn't keep up. She was dealing with a ten-deep queue of patients trying to book in and, at the same time, the anxious phone calls from confused patients. I saw two nurses running in the corridor to get from one patient to another, not because of any emergencies but because there were too many patients and not enough of them...

Welcome to Tory Britain. Understaffing, under-investment and a cynical disregard for ordinary people. A&E departments overrun. Operations cancelled wholesale. Waiting lists off the scale. It doesn't affect Tories, of course. They have their queue-jumping contracts...