My ham radio friend Julian Moss G4ILO has a brain tumour which he has been successfully battling for over a year now. Recently he had a hospital appointment to review treatment but reading his blog I see yet again he has, like many I know, been given the "run around" by the totally inept NHS service here in the UK.
This organisation needs
radical surgery to get itself operating efficiently. Time and again it
wastes money by messing up appointments, not having people where they
should be, not having the data communicated between staff etc. It
MADDENS me that sick people should be additionally stressed as a result
of idiots who cannot run a business properly. They would save BILLIONS
if patient records were shared electronically between health care staff (consultants, doctors, nurses, car service personnel and ambulance crews). It is not rocket science.
I have no fundamental issue with caring people trying to do their best, but they are totally hindered by the lack of decent communications at all levels.
In the 21st century, any
organisation as bad as the National Health Service today would be in
administration by now and its bosses sacked. NHS sort yourselves out!