I am reluctant to go private, but...
Kent. (Is that a joke?)
Every driver knows of delays due to accidents, school runs, sporting events, and tourist invasion times. Here they will get top class treatment 24/7.
The three hospitals are said to be yet to be decided but by the tone of the meeting it seemed to be a foregone conclusion.
Apparently they plan three hospitals to be upgraded from seven of Kent’s current hospitals.
As the most critical time for treatment is ‘as soon as possible’ I feel that the whatever the caucus calls itself they have got it wrong.
First treatment should be by paramedics properly trained and equipped for the purpose of first treatment at the site of the stroke and the patient then taken to a theatre of excellence by ambulance.
Equipping and training paramedics is far cheaper than these super hospitals set up which are probably destined to handed over to private companies. D J Massey, Mill Lane, Coxheath. I would like to thank Janet Beale for her letter advising readers of the planned demonstration last Saturday to show concern about what has happened to the NHS. I would have joined them had it not been for the inability to walk more than about 100 metres. I have been in varying degrees of pain since 2016 but following an unsuccessful arthroscopy last October I am now in constant pain, often severe. Even so, after six weeks I have not yet received a NHS triage appointment with no certainty of effective treatment within a tolerable period of time, if at all.
As a committed supporter of the NHS I am very reluctant to “go private” but my only alternatives to spending a lot of money from my life savings are to wait for indeterminate time while in severe pain or accept an offer from my
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