Trust needs to make up its mind Life holds little value
EaRLIER in the year it was necessary for my family to put my father into a home.
Due to the selected home being more than three miles from his doctor, at the Bretton Health Centre, it was necessary to find him a new doctor – which the home did for us.
This got me thinking and I realised that I was living outside the three mile exclusion zone of my own health centre. So I tried to join a health centre closer to my home – I am in fact only 2.8 miles by road from the Bretton Health Centre and a lot less if I was to cycle through Bretton Park.
Last week I collected the forms to fill in and took them back at the allotted time this afternoon.
Imagine my utter disbelief when I was told that I cannot register there because I have the wrong postcode.
I think whoever is responsible at the local health care trust should make up their minds exactly what criteria should be met.
Do I need to be within three miles, have the right postcode, be able to balance on my head and drink a pint of water, or what?
It amazes me how this country is still in business with the way the bureaucrats cannot put in a set of criteria to be met and then stick to it.
as an ex-soldier who has been in civvy street for four years after completing 22 years service, is it any wonder that I have absolutely no faith in civilians being able to organise a whatsit a brewery. maybe I just should not have bothered trying to do the right thing in the first place.
The sorrowful story of the man left to die in eastfield Road quite clearly shows that moral character and human aspect of care is fragile in today’s society and there is something inhuman and Orwellian about the technological system to control behaviour.
We need to understand that situation, rather than character usually matters more in how people behave. Not so that we can let them off but so we can have a better understanding why people behave the way they do in such anguishing circumstances.
Lacking sympathy and compassion people who walked past him commented they thought the poor soul laying on the pavement may have been a drunken tramp, hence they walked away. Why should this have made any difference?
Our wellbeing is threatened by the cold and calculating existence our world has become.
The extreme lack of social behaviour consumed with self obsession portrays humans with no regards of value of human life.
My sympathy is with the family.