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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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I'd have more sympathy if
Notes could get between departments with being lost, appointments weren't fucked up, there's wasn't blood left on the walls for weeks, staff spent as much effort on the job as they did moaning about how 'nobody works as hard us us'.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 14:50, closed)
Fair enough
Notes getting lost is as old as the NHS itself. Not making excuses but with 15 million records of care made per year, this sometimes may happen. It shouldn't but there you go. This was one of the ideas that CfH was supposed to resolve until it went tits up.

Blood on a wall for weeks? Really? Where?

And as for your last point, I do agree that it is like saying you wish to pound the dear dead Queen Mum's decomposing vag to suggest that there are some right lazy cunts who work in the NHS, I really don't think that you can justifiably say that staff sit there drinking tea all day going "ooh me bunions...I work so hard, me."

To give you an idea, in a 12 hour shift I get a single 30 minute break. That's it. I'm not looking for sympathy or a pat on the back - frankly it's a poor worker who goes without a cup of tea or a satisfying poo during their workday, but most of us do work fucking hard. So do other people in other jobs. What's your point?
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 15:00, closed)

blood on the wall and curtain next to my wife's bed, notes lost more than once, some poor clinical practice on the ward. Just generally pisspoor.

Or just before Christmas when me mum had a fall and spent an hour lying in pain on a cold pavement while the paramedic who turned up in a in a car and was stuck waiting for the ambulance moaned about how her shift was supposed to be over, because she was clearly the one really suffering in the situation.

Or last year when I put my hand in a chop saw and the nurse who was cleaning up the mess grabbed some opened unused swabs from the treatment tray on the next cubical and reacted like I'd sworn at her when I asked that she didn't put them on my wounds.

My theory about the NHS is if there's an activity that needs five people to be competent, caring, professional, it'll get fucked up along the way, even if the other 4 are doing a good job.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 18:14, closed)
Powindah
Undercovercarrot never said the NHS was perfect, what he does mean is that having vital medical care free at the point of use is an amazing thing but too many people take it totally for granted and just because it's not absolute perfection whinge about how hard done by it they are.

Which funnily enough you've proved in your post. After all, nobody forces you to use the NHS, if you think it's so shite, go private.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 16:23, closed)
Do you work for the NHS?

(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 18:42, closed)

Oh good. Good logic. If somebody defends an organisation, that can only be because they must have some personal investment in that organisation. No such thing as objectivity. Well done.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 19:42, closed)
eh?
I don't remember ordering a retard.

? denotes a question.
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 20:11, closed)
No, I don't work for the NHS.
And I don't know anyone who works for it either, before you try that tack. I have been treated a few times and never had any problems, though. MAN BIASED DUE TO SATISFACTORY NHS TREATMENT SHOCKER! Oops, that's me caught out!
(, Fri 2 Mar 2012, 23:59, closed)
Calm down
I was just wondering what you were basing your opinion on.
(, Sat 3 Mar 2012, 9:06, closed)

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