Job­sworths make a cri­sis at hos­pi­tal

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - JOAN O’HARE Ad­dress with­held TREVOR JAG­GAR 13 High­field Drive Ick­en­ham

I WAS sorry to read about Mr Fisher’s ill­ness (Gazette let­ters, April 15).

Do you ever feel the ‘lu­natics are in charge’ of some of the ser­vices, or are ham­strung by job­sworths with­out an ounce of sense be­tween them.

They make a cri­sis and do lit­tle or noth­ing to dis­pel anx­i­ety.

It is wor­ry­ing and frus­trat­ing what you have to en­dure to get the life-sav­ing treat­ment needed.

Now thank God he is in good hands and on the mend.

As re­gards hos­pi­tals, I was at Hilling­don (car­di­ol­ogy) to­day and Hare­field two weeks ago and they are ex­cel­lent in their stan­dards of care, kind­ness and be­ing sup­port­ive but you could say I am biased.

I used to work at Hilling­don, care of the el­derly be­ing my spe­cial­ity.

I re­tired in Oc­to­ber 2013 be­cause of a heart con­di­tion.

I was then work­ing for Cross­roads and, mad as it may seem, I loved my work and felt what I did im­proved the qual­ity of care for those I vis­ited. April 15) but glad to hear of the good work be­ing done at Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal.

I hope Mr Fisher makes good progress.

I have rea­son to be grate­ful to them, too.

Our daugh­ter, a doc­tor, says we are very lucky to have Hilling­don, Mount Ver­non and Hare­field all within easy reach.

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