Easily longest sleep yet, it was like nightswimming.
Throat feels even more sore today, still taking full dosage of painkillers, may consider reducing next week if pain levels start diminishing.
Really like peace piece Jo, Kate did as well.
In the Grauniad today is a diary kept by a senior registrar over one night he worked in accident and emergency. Overall it is a very poignant, moving and revealing piece. It also affords me an opportunity to create an I-poem:
I start work
I cannot divert more doctors
I need them with me
I could be a dermatologist
I wouldn’t be making life and death decisions every shift
I have to decide which of the sick patients
I’m the only senior doctor on duty tonight
I still haven’t had a break
I’m tired and hungry
I want to ask him why
I just want to crawl home to bed
I see a man arriving
I’m starting to see why
Powerful eh? And yes cameron it is a war after you complain about Milliband saying he’ll “weaponise the NHS”. Unfortunate wording maybe but I for one will accept his sentiments and the doctors words are from the frontline of accident and emergency. It is struggling because of actions and decisions made by cameron and his government. They are waging war against the majority of this country in the name of the kleptos, BBs and others who want to extract, thieve and extort as much as they can. Which side are you on?
Oh by the way since cameron’s mob rule began many A and E units have been closed.
Hot press update on private good public bad mantra. Circle, a private healthcare company, have pulled out of running Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Two years ago they were the first private company to take over an NHS trust hospital and already they are pulling out. Why? Because easy profits are not there for them to cherry pick, they simply pull out and who has to ‘pick up the tab’? Oh the crappy state. So we clearly see how the kleptos and BBs plans for turning Britain’s health service american style will work. Private good public bad.
There is also some deeply fucked irony with all this as the tories have attempted to pave the way for full privatisation of the NHS (continuing on from bliar). This is summed up better than I with this comment: “What we learn is that the Tories “reform” has put so much extra burden on a private operator that they can no longer afford to chuck money at it. This is a huge scandal – Hunt and Lansley should be nailed to the wall for the damage and cost they are responsible for. We cannot afford their incompetence any longer.”
So cameron is threatening to pull out of the TV election debates if the Greens aren’t included. What a principled man he is, thinking about the poor old Greens and their under-representation.
- no one should work unpaid overtime, just take the kleptos lead.
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.