Oh, those doctors!
AS PRACTICE manager and wife of a specialist, I’ve been amazed by ridiculous statements such as those by Shaun Harris (Private buy, 9 October) for many years. Doctors apparently lead a secret life in which they devote attention to all kinds of private business, while now and then glancing at their watches to see whether they’ve wasted enough of their waiting patients’ time. The reality is that they’re attending to emergencies (therefore those without appointments, Harris), such as heart attacks, strokes, car accidents and so on.
I hope Harris has already given his family written notice that he wants to be left lying in emergency without being treated when he has a heart attack so that the valuable time of patients who have appointments isn’t wasted.
Never mind – doctors don’t need your money. Don’t even bother to make an appointment in future. Just take a good dose of castor oil: that will clearly solve your