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NHS problems are 'unacceptable'

10th February 2017

The NHS in England is facing 'unacceptable' problems according to Jeremy Hunt.


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Anonymous

Saturday 11th February 2017 @ 20:24

Sir,

The source article `NHS problems are unacceptable` and the accompanying `10 charts that show why NHS is in trouble` are informative.

As the Health Secretary Mr. Jeremy Hunt has acceded, a record numbers of patients are reported to have to wait for more than four hours in A&E care. And, it is reported that a doctor--God bless her--at Royal Blackburn Hospital was in tears feeling that she could not provide the care she wanted to. Mr. Hunt said that it is incredibly frustrating for him and he wants NHS care to be the safest and best in the world. He also has confirmed that the Government had a plan to help hospitals cope with this. No doubt, the Government and the Health Authorities may be trying their best to grapple with the situation.

Having read so much about the NHS, it is felt one of the remedies could be to lessen the burden on NHS and the A&H units by somehow ensuring that the inflow of patients is reduced as much as possible.

It seems, a very large number of patients rush to the A&E/Hospital for as simple an ailment as a couple of sneezes or a little headache or a negligible pain in the arm. It looks like the main reason for this practice is that almost no patient needs to spend a pence for the treatment.

If the Government and the NHS can, if possible, think of containing this habit by asking patients to pay a symbolic and paltry fees of, say, 10-20 pence, the rush will be reduced and a large amount of pressure will be taken-off.


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