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Over the past 2 weeks I have been in the fast track system of the NHS due to a lump in my neck . All through the system staff have been wonderful but yesterday in the ENT department I can honestly say from the receptionist ,care worker ,nurses to the highest Consultant they were apsolutly amazing . As you can imagine I was a nervous wreck ,they did everything to put me at ease .Its about time governments woke up and realised that these staff need to be treated more fairly and appreciated and our NHS needs to be funded better . If this means we have to pay more in tax then so be it but I believe there is so much waste across all government services which needs addressing and quickly .

I want to say a massive thank you to all the staff that have been involved in my investigations! Words really don't seem enough all I can do is to continue supporting and fighting for this wonderful NHS of ours .

Oh ! and my outcome was good ?

Happy Saturday everyone !!

 

Your story is an exact copy of mine except I had the misfortune of starting my treatment at Rotherham General, once I got away from there everything was good.

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Autumn,

 

I fully agree with you-and wish you all the best for the future.

 

My partner has been undergoing treatment for cancer at Western Park -in conjunction and supported by Northern General and the Hallesham. The attention and treatment has been superb. I have nothing but praise for all the staff we have encountered at all three hospitals.

The experience for me has been an education.The patients I've met at Western Park, display the most remarkable stoicism , optimism and fortitude.

My partner has been scheduled for surgery. However, if the chemo and radiotherapy are sucessfull, the surgery may not be necessary. We have both been consulted and involved from the very start-and our opinions on the options available have been listened to and put into practice. The whole process has been speedy, sensitive and efficient.

So it's onward bolstered up with hope and optimism.

God bless the NHS and all those who work for it. In my humble opinion, the NHS provides the best service and treatment in the world.

One final note. The Cavendish Centre (a charity)has been superb in their support and counselling.

 

addendum: Heely Group Practice G P diagnosed cancer immediately and fast tracted the necessary testing to Northern General.

 

Information: Western Park is due to run clinical trials using Immunotherapy

in the next 12 months. In addition, the lastest "True Beam " radiotherapy

apparatus is due for installation very soon.

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Over the past 2 weeks I have been in the fast track system of the NHS due to a lump in my neck . All through the system staff have been wonderful but yesterday in the ENT department I can honestly say from the receptionist ,care worker ,nurses to the highest Consultant they were apsolutly amazing . As you can imagine I was a nervous wreck ,they did everything to put me at ease .Its about time governments woke up and realised that these staff need to be treated more fairly and appreciated and our NHS needs to be funded better . If this means we have to pay more in tax then so be it but I believe there is so much waste across all government services which needs addressing and quickly .

I want to say a massive thank you to all the staff that have been involved in my investigations! Words really don't seem enough all I can do is to continue supporting and fighting for this wonderful NHS of ours .

Oh ! and my outcome was good ?

Happy Saturday everyone !!

 

Couldn't agree more with you, a few months ago I called to speak to my GP because I had a sudden onset of double vision she called for an ambulance and within an hour of seeing my GP I had been admitted to RHH had a CT and MRI scan and all other tests done, seen by a consultant and told I had a small stroke, I couldn't believe the speed of all the staff concerned and the kindness shown to me and my family. Well done all the NHS staff. I am pleased you had a good outcome as I did.

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Cuba is a perfect example.

 

The only propaganda issue is with the West. They clearly have an agenda when it comes to communism.

 

The facts support the truth about the medical health system in Cuba. Quite simply it is funded.

 

That is the difference. That is where we'd all like to be. The actual propagnada here by any government is that they are putting more money in but the reality is we still wait and wait and wait ....... you know the rest.

 

And I agree with the OP that the vast, the overwhelming majority of us, do always appreciate and support the NHS throughout our lifetime of experience. This causes even more contempt for all politicians who constantly refuse to fund it and the staff adequately.

 

Consultants, and I've observed this first hand in Sheffield, drive some of the most expensive, luxurious cars with private plates, that you will see. Premiership style motoring. Much of their work is done in the private sector, hence the amazing incomes. But they are worth it. Clearly.

 

Yet the salaries of nurses allows for the purchase of a used banger, a once a year holiday in the sun and a mortgage for life. A struggle to achieve a decent standard of living and pay the bills. This is as if they are not worth it yet the majority of time is actually being nursed and it is as if 'any one can do that' so 'let's not pay for it.'

 

Is this acceptable?

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Firstly to the OP. Glad you've been well seen to. The NHS clearly can work well under the right conditions and if you encounter the right people. I and my family have had radically different experiences as have many who present with non-emergencies.

 

On the matter of Cuba.

From the world back site, health spending per capita as of 2014 ins US$.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.PCAP

 

Cuba (state): $816

UK (state): $3935

France (hybrid): $4959

Germany (hybrid): $5411

USA (mostly private): $9403

 

Socialist utopia, killing people rather efficiently there as it always does.

Still let's not let facts get in the way of a good line of Trotskyist propaganda.

 

Am I to assume then that the Cuba supporters are advocating that we should match health spending with Cuba? Because that would mean a cut of about 80%.

I'm waiting...

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Surely a better comparison is by the amount of GDP spent on health. From the same site quoted above.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS

 

Percentage of GDP spent on health by Cuba 11.1%

UK 9.1%

France 11.5%

Germany 11.3%

USA 17.1%

So in order to match health spending with Cuba as a percentage of GDP we would need to increase our spending by just under 22%.

We don't compare well to the others either way.

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Surely a better comparison is by the amount of GDP spent on health. From the same site quoted above.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS

 

Percentage of GDP spent on health by Cuba 11.1%

UK 9.1%

France 11.5%

Germany 11.3%

USA 17.1%

So in order to match health spending with Cuba as a percentage of GDP we would need to increase our spending by just under 22%

 

 

That's quite ridiculous. Do you think we'd get better healthcare if we just reduced our GDP by 20%?

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That's quite ridiculous. Do you think we'd get better healthcare if we just reduced our GDP by 20%?

No.

I'm not sure you understand the figures at all. Do you think £100 pays for the same in each country?

Do you know that the amounts you quoted actually represent the quality of health care in countries with different standards of living? Do I know that the same applies to my data? The answer to both is no I would say. However what I am saying is that we contribute a smaller percentage of what we can afford than the other countries quoted.

We may have the best provisions when all the parameters are considered, however your idea of just looking at a basic number just makes it look like we are the worst of the quoted countries apart from Cuba.

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No.

I'm not sure you understand the figures at all. Do you think £100 pays for the same in each country?

Do you know that the amounts you quoted actually represent the quality of health care in countries with different standards of living? Do I know that the same applies to my data? The answer to both is no I would say. However what I am saying is that we contribute a smaller percentage of what we can afford than the other countries quoted.

We may have the best provisions when all the parameters are considered, however your idea of just looking at a basic number just makes it look like we are the worst of the quoted countries apart from Cuba.

 

Half the NHS budget goes on staff, the rest on equipment, drugs and such.

In Cuba the drugs and equipment will be mostly the same price but the staff will be cheaper. So if they were spending more than half as much as us they might do better but they're spending 8 times less.

 

I only posted to counter the ridiculous suggestion that Cuba has good healthcare when it rather blatantly does not.

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Actually If you read my post I never stated that anyone has good healthcare. Your argument seems quite reasonable with one sticking point - how do you know that the drugs and equipment will be about the same price.

 

Can't actually say how good/bad anyones healthcare system is but (ok I know it's Wiki) I just looked this up and found it quite interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Cuba

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Half the NHS budget goes on staff, the rest on equipment, drugs and such.

In Cuba the drugs and equipment will be mostly the same price but the staff will be cheaper. So if they were spending more than half as much as us they might do better but they're spending 8 times less.

 

I only posted to counter the ridiculous suggestion that Cuba has good healthcare when it rather blatantly does not.

 

One outcome measure which you could use is infant mortality. Cuba's is about the same as UK.

 

Healthcare and education are incredibly good in Cuba considering what the US has been doing to it for the past 50 years or so.

 

Edit: here's one of many links you could easily find to refute your point

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