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NHS Cuts, Audacity of Diane Abbott

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Im listening to the Radiola and Jeremy Vine is gogin on about the NHS cuts and how we might be able to make savings in the NHS without major cuts, obvious easy things, it all sounds good. But then… Read More
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8m, 3w agoPosted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Im listening to the Radiola and Jeremy Vine is gogin on about the NHS cuts and how we might be able to make savings in the NHS without major cuts, obvious easy things, it all sounds good.

But then a clip is played of Diane Abbott stating that we could make a saving if people stopped eating so unhealthy and reduced the Diabetes problem saying obese people are the problem etc.. while typically criticising Tory cuts.

But I had to stop for a minute, How can someone preach about healthy eating and the cost to the NHS when they dont even take their own advice?

Its like someone smoking 20 a day and telling me I am part of the problem the NHS has to pay out so much on lung cancer and heart disease patients.

I dont disagree with the sentiments that the UK's health is a massive contributor of NHS funding problems, but how is it right that an obese, wealthy person put the blame on obese poor people?

The state of peoples health is down to the poverty they are in, yet here is this wealthy do gooder stuffing her face, who can afford to eat healthy, go to gyms and even employee fitness instructors, but no she chooses to be a hypocrite yet blame the rest of the UK.

Do you think its OK for someone to preach if they cannot follow the rules themselves? is it not like Fat Doctors or Doctors who smoke, what right do they have to shame people?
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Mmm, especially with the stupid way they add VAT to foods too.

Perhaps she has some health condition that makes her heavier, but she doesn't seem to have problem judging others without any facts.
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Here Here!
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Though I am and not sure it is shaming. It's essentially true, just a touch ridiculous coming from her.
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Still would....
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moneysavingkitten
Though I am and not sure it is shaming. It's essentially true, just a touch ridiculous coming from her.

Yeah I agree massively its true, but it was just the way she was putting it across, I know her intent was more to ridicule Tory cuts, but the fact remains she was blatantly calling the main NHS issues on obese people, so I would ask her is she including herself in that? and if so what does she intend to do to reduce the problem proactively? or is it another one rule for the UK nation and another for MP's esp when she is claiming her Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on expenses,

Edited By: haritori on Aug 27, 2016 12:06
#7
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
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Abbott is a hypocrite politician who gets more air time than she has sincerity or talent or even integrity
She has made many stupid comments and is often embarrassed especially saying one thing and doing the opposite another example is telling well off parents to send their kids to support state schools whilst sending her own to private
But don't worry the nearest she will ever get to any real power is sitting next to JC and that's form a labour supporter

Edited By: sowotsdis on Aug 27, 2016 12:11
#9
I think it speaks more of our PC media who haven't the balls to tell her that what she said is a bit rich......
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scrumpypaul
I think it speaks more of our PC media who haven't the balls to tell her that what she said is a bit rich......

join the last two words remove ri

Edited By: sowotsdis on Aug 27, 2016 12:15
1 Like #11
moneysavingkitten
Though I am and not sure it is shaming. It's essentially true, just a touch ridiculous coming from her.

Sorry i didn't mean shaming from her..

I refer to Doctors who i suppose its part of their remit to promote giving up smoking, but when i smoked I had doctors who pretty muched shamed me with smoking, which is fine, but I've seen them about town smoking themselves..

My mother used to have a doctor who was very overweight himself, i remember as a child he used to say horrible things about her weight to her when in reality looking back now she wasnt even overweight!

I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 3 years ago now, something I major regret I put down to sugary drinks more than anything, but i see a diabetic nurse every 6 months and she is 3 times my weight, yet she makes me feel ashamed when ever I go, i really have my diabetes under control, I do my best and yes now and again I might have something bad for me, but she is constantly on at me never any praise.
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Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..

True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
#13
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.

This one is (It made me cry a little)
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haritori
moneysavingkitten
Though I am and not sure it is shaming. It's essentially true, just a touch ridiculous coming from her.
Sorry i didn't mean shaming from her..

I refer to Doctors who i suppose its part of their remit to promote giving up smoking, but when i smoked I had doctors who pretty muched shamed me with smoking, which is fine, but I've seen them about town smoking themselves..

My mother used to have a doctor who was very overweight himself, i remember as a child he used to say horrible things about her weight to her when in reality looking back now she wasnt even overweight!

I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 3 years ago now, something I major regret I put down to sugary drinks more than anything, but i see a diabetic nurse every 6 months and she is 3 times my weight, yet she makes me feel ashamed when ever I go, i really have my diabetes under control, I do my best and yes now and again I might have something bad for me, but she is constantly on at me never any praise.

I remember a science teacher at school telling us about irreparable lung damage from smoking and how quickly it happens. Was a shocker to learn both him and his wife smoked 60 a day X) It's difficult though, what should they do. Not tell you about the risks just because they have made the wrong choices themselves?

I think the difference with Diane is that she is implying that care should be deserved. She's not saying it of the good of anyone's health.
#15
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)

I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
#16
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Though I am and not sure it is shaming. It's essentially true, just a touch ridiculous coming from her.
Sorry i didn't mean shaming from her..
I refer to Doctors who i suppose its part of their remit to promote giving up smoking, but when i smoked I had doctors who pretty muched shamed me with smoking, which is fine, but I've seen them about town smoking themselves..
My mother used to have a doctor who was very overweight himself, i remember as a child he used to say horrible things about her weight to her when in reality looking back now she wasnt even overweight!
I was diagnosed with Diabetes about 3 years ago now, something I major regret I put down to sugary drinks more than anything, but i see a diabetic nurse every 6 months and she is 3 times my weight, yet she makes me feel ashamed when ever I go, i really have my diabetes under control, I do my best and yes now and again I might have something bad for me, but she is constantly on at me never any praise.
I remember a science teacher at school telling us about irreparable lung damage from smoking and how quickly it happens. Was a shocker to learn both him and his wife smoked 60 a day X) It's difficult though, what should they do. Not tell you about the risks just because they have made the wrong choices themselves?
I think the difference with Diane is that she is implying that care should be deserved. She's not saying it of the good of anyone's health.

No of course they should say it, there is just a way..

Abbott though I dont think she should say it without first conceding she too is part of the problem.
#17
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?

No Weightlifter.
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haritori
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
No Weightlifter.

Nope dislocation, I'm out X)
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surely eating more stuff generates tax & maybe a local economy boost...we should all do our bit so i'm going for an ice cream
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moneysavingkitten
Mmm, especially with the stupid way they add VAT to foods too.
Perhaps she has some health condition that makes her heavier, but she doesn't seem to have problem judging others without any facts.
Do they add VAT to food? Thought it was just restaurants which is perfectly justifiable as it is a luxury (unlike utility bills but lets not go there as thats an EU ruling ;) )
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chocci
moneysavingkitten
Mmm, especially with the stupid way they add VAT to foods too.
Perhaps she has some health condition that makes her heavier, but she doesn't seem to have problem judging others without any facts.
Do they add VAT to food? Thought it was just restaurants which is perfectly justifiable as it is a luxury (unlike utility bills but lets not go there as thats an EU ruling ;) )

Nope:

http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vat/leaflets/food-and-drink.html
#22
chocci
moneysavingkitten
Mmm, especially with the stupid way they add VAT to foods too.
Perhaps she has some health condition that makes her heavier, but she doesn't seem to have problem judging others without any facts.
Do they add VAT to food? Thought it was just restaurants which is perfectly justifiable as it is a luxury (unlike utility bills but lets not go there as thats an EU ruling ;) )

moneysavingkitten
chocci
moneysavingkitten
Mmm, especially with the stupid way they add VAT to foods too.
Perhaps she has some health condition that makes her heavier, but she doesn't seem to have problem judging others without any facts.
Do they add VAT to food? Thought it was just restaurants which is perfectly justifiable as it is a luxury (unlike utility bills but lets not go there as thats an EU ruling ;) )
Nope:http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vat/leaflets/food-and-drink.html

Hot food it seems is subject to reduced rate VAT.

Im sure Greggs have charged me VAT if you eat in.



Edited By: haritori on Aug 27, 2016 12:51
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Whilst I agree with a lot of what you have said, I do not altogether agree with the statement 'The state of peoples health is down to the poverty they are in'.
Poverty is not a reason or an excuse to eat junk food, to over-eat, to smoke cigarettes, to drink alcohol or not to exercise etc. Eating home cooked food usually works out cheaper than pre-packaged foods. Smoking cigarettes & drinking alcohol and fizzy drinks is what I would consider a 'luxury', something unattainable for those in true poverty. You can get exercise by talking a walk in the park, riding a bike or running up and down some stairs - you do not need a gym membership to exercise.
I believe that education and parenting has a massive effect on the state of people's health (the food they eat, their mental health etc), more so than rather than poverty itself.





Edited By: sickly sweet on Aug 27, 2016 21:07: Typo
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sickly sweet
Whilst I agree with a lot of what you have said, I do not altogether agree with the statement 'The state of peoples health is down to the poverty they are in'.
Poverty is not an reason or excuse to eat junk food, to over-eat, to smoke cigarettes, to drink alcohol or not to exercise etc. Eating home cooked food usually works out cheaper than pre-packaged foods. Smoking cigarettes & drinking alcohol and fizzy drinks is what I would consider a 'luxury', something unattainable for those in true poverty. You can get exercise by talking a walk in the park, riding a bike or running up and down some stairs - you do not need a gym membership to exercise.
I believe that education and parenting has a massive effect on the state of people's health (the food they eat, their mental health etc), more so than rather than poverty itself.


No your right I agree too, what I meant by that is that generally people on low incomes generally eat more poorly than those with a better income, and of course its through lack of education like you say.

The supermarkets are a big part too, most junk foods and convenience foods are usually in the offers end aisle are reserved for high sugar foods on offer, and I am as guilty as the next person for buying it too.
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I hate gyms and that whole culture, would rather cycle and walk in the countryside away from that pretentious crowd. And you don't need to be wealthy to eat healthy, a Macdonalds meal for £5.49 is enough to buy the raw materials for a decent family meal.
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airfix
I hate gyms and that whole culture, would rather cycle and walk in the countryside away from that pretentious crowd. And you don't need to be wealthy to eat healthy, a Macdonalds meal for £5.49 is enough to buy the raw materials for a decent family meal.

You're right there, I have a family of 6 at home, and we clicked a long time ago that the £30.00 for a McDonald's, was the cost of multiple meals..
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Also people who actually work for a living will keep fitter especially if you have to move about a lot, those sat in front of the tv or pc all day long are more likely to develop these illnesses.
#28
Diane "I'm all working class but the local school sucks, as an MP it's not my job to improve it, so my boy is going to a private school" Abbot.
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haritori
sickly sweet
Whilst I agree with a lot of what you have said, I do not altogether agree with the statement 'The state of peoples health is down to the poverty they are in'.
Poverty is not an reason or excuse to eat junk food, to over-eat, to smoke cigarettes, to drink alcohol or not to exercise etc. Eating home cooked food usually works out cheaper than pre-packaged foods. Smoking cigarettes & drinking alcohol and fizzy drinks is what I would consider a 'luxury', something unattainable for those in true poverty. You can get exercise by talking a walk in the park, riding a bike or running up and down some stairs - you do not need a gym membership to exercise.
I believe that education and parenting has a massive effect on the state of people's health (the food they eat, their mental health etc), more so than rather than poverty itself.
No your right I agree too, what I meant by that is that generally people on low incomes generally eat more poorly than those with a better income, and of course its through lack of education like you say.
The supermarkets are a big part too, most junk foods and convenience foods are usually in the offers end aisle are reserved for high sugar foods on offer, and I am as guilty as the next person for buying it too.

"people on low incomes generally eat more poorly than those with a better income, and of course its through lack of education"

Its not just down to bad parenting there are other factors, for example - many people on low incomes work long hours, unsocial hours or take on more than one job leaving little time for shopping or inclination to cook at home and even if they had I doubt they'd find a 24-hour supermarket in their neighbourhood. What you will find in run-down areas are streets lined with chip shops and fried chicken/pizza takeaways selling cooked food at ridiculously low prices that will fill a hungry child for just a few quid a day without having to wait until mum comes home from work.

Edited By: Fred Smith on Aug 27, 2016 14:12
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My 30 stone plus brother in law gets peed off watching these too fat to work programmes on tv. Hes a very big lad but still goes out to work, then sees people who aren't even as big as him whinging they are unable to work because of their size.
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moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?

Don't click, it's the gymnast! My son shattered his leg playing football in March, player from other team went in with two feet and snapped his tibia and fibula right through. It was horrible, he needed an operation to pin it all back together that he didn't get for two days as the hospital was so busy.

It was horrible seeing him incapacitated in bed and in a lot of pain despite pain relief. Not the best to be told that due to having to wait the two days there was a risk he could lose his foot. Great!!

Took him 4 months to get back to work and still not fully 100%. I have always encouraged my kids to be as active and healthy as possible which they are, being in A&E and hospital in general is not fun at all and especially when it's full or drunks, junkies.

Thank goodness for the NHS however the care my son received was pretty shocking and extremely basic. I actually complained about the treatment he received after his operation, it was neglect! I work in healthcare (A&E years ago now Palliative care) and have done for a very long time l. I was gobsmacked at how bad it was, it still makes me mad now thinking about it.

Anyway if there are yet more cuts planned then what chance has anybody got if treatment is needed, All you hear these days is how important person centred care is, yeah right!

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Aug 27, 2016 15:21
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takethatfan1978
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
Don't click, it's the gymnast! My son shattered his leg playing football in March, player from other team went in with two feet and snapped his tibia and fibula right through. It was horrible, he needed an operation to pin it all back together that he didn't get for two days as the hospital was so busy.
It was horrible seeing him incapacitated in bed and in a lot of pain despite pain relief. Not the best to be told that due to having to wait the two days there was a risk he could lose his foot. Great!!
Took him 4 months to get back to work and still not fully 100%. I have always encouraged my kids to be as active and healthy as possible which they are, being in A&E and hospital in general is not fun at all and especially when it's full or drunks, junkies.
Thank goodness for the NHS however the care my son received was pretty shocking and extremely basic. I actually complained about the treatment he received after his operation, it was neglect! I work in healthcare (A&E years ago now Palliative care) and have done for a very long time l. I was gobsmacked at how bad it was, it still makes me mad now thinking about it.
Anyway if there are yet more cuts planned then what chance has anybody got if treatment is needed, All you hear these days is how important person centred care is, yeah right!

Great you have me concerned now, my son is booked in December to have both shins cut and reset at 20 degrees, he is gogin to be in hospital for at least a week, although he is under 12 so the care maybe different, I am assuming you son is an Adult.
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haritori
takethatfan1978
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
Don't click, it's the gymnast! My son shattered his leg playing football in March, player from other team went in with two feet and snapped his tibia and fibula right through. It was horrible, he needed an operation to pin it all back together that he didn't get for two days as the hospital was so busy.
It was horrible seeing him incapacitated in bed and in a lot of pain despite pain relief. Not the best to be told that due to having to wait the two days there was a risk he could lose his foot. Great!!
Took him 4 months to get back to work and still not fully 100%. I have always encouraged my kids to be as active and healthy as possible which they are, being in A&E and hospital in general is not fun at all and especially when it's full or drunks, junkies.
Thank goodness for the NHS however the care my son received was pretty shocking and extremely basic. I actually complained about the treatment he received after his operation, it was neglect! I work in healthcare (A&E years ago now Palliative care) and have done for a very long time l. I was gobsmacked at how bad it was, it still makes me mad now thinking about it.
Anyway if there are yet more cuts planned then what chance has anybody got if treatment is needed, All you hear these days is how important person centred care is, yeah right!
Great you have me concerned now, my son is booked in December to have both shins cut and reset at 20 degrees, he is gogin to be in hospital for at least a week, although he is under 12 so the care maybe different, I am assuming you son is an Adult.

He is 18 and was in hospital for 6 days, remember all areas and hospitals are different. Going in for planned surgery is also very different than requiring emergency surgery. I know that from personal and professional experience.

I work in a hospice and wouldn't dream of treating people the way my son was treated, it was shocking! He was in a ward with 3 elderly gentleman and one of them had Dementia in his 80's, he was stripping off naked and climbing out of this bed. He ended up falling out as no nurses came to assist when other patients shouted and used the buzzer system. My son couldn't get up to help him as he was hooked to a pressure monitor. The chap died the next day.

My boy got his operation a couple of hours earlier than expected and was whisked away, he asked staff to let me know and they didn't. I only knew when he text me after wards in agony.

I went straight in and he was in a right mess. No pillow on bed, he was half way down bed, soaking bloody sheets and no support for the shattered leg! If a leg gets pinned there is no cast and it was flat on the bed and he couldn't move. I was so mad, that is just basic care after an operation.

He then ended up with urinary retention after his operation, I spoke to staff and asked about a temporary catheter if he couldn't wee and was told it was not needed, he phoned me at 5am the night after operation as he was in agony. He was then catheterised. Some healthcare staff are just not suited to nursing!

Other problems too but won't go on. I have had a lot of experience with children's services and have never had any problems.

My boy had never been in hospital before so didn't have a clue about how things should be done or what would happen to him. I'm glad I was there to speak for him, I think he was actually shocked at me doing so but tough. I'm all for people having an advocate if needed- there are many vulnerable people out there that have no one.

Edited By: takethatfan1978 on Aug 27, 2016 15:52
#35
haritori
The state of peoples health is down to the poverty they are in

That is partly true, but its also true that the vast majority of people who are overweight, eat too much, do too little and have little or no self control and are full of excuses such as, Gyms are expensive, healthy food is expensive, I don't have time, I cant afford a private health coach and dietician like my fave celebs.
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takethatfan1978
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
Don't click, it's the gymnast! My son shattered his leg playing football in March, player from other team went in with two feet and snapped his tibia and fibula right through. It was horrible, he needed an operation to pin it all back together that he didn't get for two days as the hospital was so busy.
It was horrible seeing him incapacitated in bed and in a lot of pain despite pain relief. Not the best to be told that due to having to wait the two days there was a risk he could lose his foot. Great!!
Took him 4 months to get back to work and still not fully 100%. I have always encouraged my kids to be as active and healthy as possible which they are, being in A&E and hospital in general is not fun at all and especially when it's full or drunks, junkies.
Thank goodness for the NHS however the care my son received was pretty shocking and extremely basic. I actually complained about the treatment he received after his operation, it was neglect! I work in healthcare (A&E years ago now Palliative care) and have done for a very long time l. I was gobsmacked at how bad it was, it still makes me mad now thinking about it.
Anyway if there are yet more cuts planned then what chance has anybody got if treatment is needed, All you hear these days is how important person centred care is, yeah right!

I'm so sorry, that sounds horrendously painful. That must have been terrifying when you were told his foot was at risk. It's so frustrating when you see someone else do your job badly. Can only imagine what that's like if it involves your children.

I hope he gets back to 100% soon <3
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What happened? (_;)

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takethatfan1978
haritori
takethatfan1978
moneysavingkitten
haritori
moneysavingkitten
Shengis
As an aside I wonder how much it costs the NHS to treat "healthy" people with sporting injuries every year? How about pi** heads and their victims etc..
True that, sporting injuries often seem to be the worst.
This one is (It made me cry a little)
I don't know if I dare click, it's not the gymnast with the broken leg is it?
Don't click, it's the gymnast! My son shattered his leg playing football in March, player from other team went in with two feet and snapped his tibia and fibula right through. It was horrible, he needed an operation to pin it all back together that he didn't get for two days as the hospital was so busy.
It was horrible seeing him incapacitated in bed and in a lot of pain despite pain relief. Not the best to be told that due to having to wait the two days there was a risk he could lose his foot. Great!!
Took him 4 months to get back to work and still not fully 100%. I have always encouraged my kids to be as active and healthy as possible which they are, being in A&E and hospital in general is not fun at all and especially when it's full or drunks, junkies.
Thank goodness for the NHS however the care my son received was pretty shocking and extremely basic. I actually complained about the treatment he received after his operation, it was neglect! I work in healthcare (A&E years ago now Palliative care) and have done for a very long time l. I was gobsmacked at how bad it was, it still makes me mad now thinking about it.
Anyway if there are yet more cuts planned then what chance has anybody got if treatment is needed, All you hear these days is how important person centred care is, yeah right!
Great you have me concerned now, my son is booked in December to have both shins cut and reset at 20 degrees, he is gogin to be in hospital for at least a week, although he is under 12 so the care maybe different, I am assuming you son is an Adult.
He is 18 and was in hospital for 6 days, remember all areas and hospitals are different. Going in for planned surgery is also very different than requiring emergency surgery. I know that from personal and professional experience.
I work in a hospice and wouldn't dream of treating people the way my son was treated, it was shocking! He was in a ward with 3 elderly gentleman and one of them had Dementia in his 80's, he was stripping off naked and climbing out of this bed. He ended up falling out as no nurses came to assist when other patients shouted and used the buzzer system. My son couldn't get up to help him as he was hooked to a pressure monitor. The chap died the next day.
My boy got his operation a couple of hours earlier than expected and was whisked away, he asked staff to let me know and they didn't. I only knew when he text me after wards in agony.
I went straight in and he was in a right mess. No pillow on bed, he was half way down bed, soaking bloody sheets and no support for the shattered leg! If a leg gets pinned there is no cast and it was flat on the bed and he couldn't move. I was so mad, that is just basic care after an operation.
He then ended up with urinary retention after his operation, I spoke to staff and asked about a temporary catheter if he couldn't wee and was told it was not needed, he phoned me at 5am the night after operation as he was in agony. He was then catheterised. Some healthcare staff are just not suited to nursing!
Other problems too but won't go on. I have had a lot of experience with children's services and have never had any problems.
My boy had never been in hospital before so didn't have a clue about how things should be done or what would happen to him. I'm glad I was there to speak for him, I think he was actually shocked at me doing so but tough. I'm all for people having an advocate if needed- there are many vulnerable people out there that have no one.

Thanks I feel better :), my concern was his after care, but me or mum will be there 24/7 so its not like he will suffer at all, just the concern of it all.
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No one takes Diane Abbot seriously.

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