Join Date: Apr 2007
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It is not the fault of the NHS, Ray, it is the fault of the snow flake generation. They use A&E as we used to use our mothers, grandmothers, pharmacist and GP. My daughter broke three toes last week and had to go to A&E. Covid is still around and yet there were people in there with cut fingers, inflamed eyes and one child had a scratch on its ankle! All the fault, in my opinion, of Tony Blair giving GP's the option to leave their patients without a proper service. Oh, and at the same time giving them a pay rise! If you turn up at a GP surgery with anything more than a headache or a rash they send you off to A&E. They did it to me when I had an unusual swelling on my foot. GP did not get a chance to look at it as nurse sent me off to A&E. Chris was also denied a GP over view of his cut arm. Because it was bleeding he was told to go to A&E.
It was not so long ago that my daughter was attacked by a friend's dog and the GP stitched her, quite long, head wound up. Not any more. We would have been sent to wait for at least four hours for the same treatment in A&E. The two (hospital v GP) seem to be having a war. Hospitals discharge people saying to go and see your GP for your life saving drugs making you wait days for the GP to get your notes before they can sort you out. Chris ended up with an emergency GP appointment, due to this practice, as he could not breathe!
If my vet can run a surgery with x ray facilities and a fully equipped theatre I don't see why my GP, on a salary vastly superior to a vet, cannot do the same.
Once in the system the treatment could not be better and all absolutely free!