It’s that nutta from Newton again. 60yrs of the NHS is a great achievement. You and your government should be proud of what you have done to restore the NHS back to health. My family have over the years benefitted from it immensely. As you know I have to undergo some intensive treatment at the moment at my local hospital. The treatment is so far excellent but the admin is, well, very worrying. At my first session they lost my notes, (took two hours to find them) then just as I was about to be piped up some administrator interpreted without apology to the patient because they were trying to save money on waste disposal. At that moment I felt like disposing of it up his ????. Work stopped on me whilst they dealt with him. Word on the ward was that the senior management board had rented a hotel in Birmingham for a lavish conference the week before but they were forcing staff to penny pinch on hazardous waste disposal. I’m sure this can’t be true can it?
My wife received two letters from a marketing person on behalf of the Chair and Chief Exec of the Trust inviting her to three celebratory events on 1st 2nd and 3rd of July the letter was dated 25th June and post dated 1st July she received it on the fourth (same letter duplicated). Guess what? I received the same letter on 5th. When she telephoned to complain because we both like to support our local hospital the person receiving the call was aware of what had happened but otherwise indifferent to the complaint. “We’ve had a lora calls about this” Did they really want to invite us?
I need to go for round two of my treatment later this week. The ward staff are wonderful and very caring so I still have a lot of confidence but it might be good if the minister had a word with the chief exec to get his house in order. I’d like to be reassured.
I said in my earlier letters I would offer some suggestions on ways to get out of this awful mess you seem to have gotten us into at the moment (apologies to Laurel & Hardy). Couple of little things that might be worth thinking about. With MPs costing us so much do we really need as many? Cut the commons by 10% and the Lords by 15% asap business will go on as usual they’ll just be very vocal about you but then you’ll never be in a better position to do it. Now for something really radical! Stop dithering about the 2p increase in fuel and cut fuel duty by 20p per litre. I can hear the cries of he’s off his trolley but what our economy needs right now is a kick start before we talk ourselves into recession or worse, if indeed we are not already there. The Tories came out with a good suggestion yesterday which should help to stabilise fuel costs. How about pinching it? Stability is all important these days. Lots of ideas. I always think in brain storming sessions start with the outrageous and work back.
Have a good week enjoy your conference and bye the way we don’t waste food its already far to expensive
Bob the Black Country Brummie