‘Con­di­tions for the staff are shock­ing’

The Sentinel - - LETTERS -

WHEN is the Gov­ern­ment go­ing to be suf­fi­ciently held to task for the ap­palling state of our NHS?

Any­one who has watched any of the BBC pro­grammes ‘Am­bu­lance’ which fea­ture our lo­cal West Mid­lands am­bu­lance ser­vice must be shocked to see the con­di­tions un­der which staff bat­tle to man­age the sheer vol­ume of pa­tient needs.

The im­pact on in­di­vid­ual pa­tient care is dis­turb­ing, in my view a dis­grace.

For ex­am­ple, 10 hours wait­ing in cor­ri­dors for A&E treat­ment, un­ac­cept­able am­bu­lance re­sponse times, etc.

Just as the worst of win­ter is about to bite it is an­nounced that 288 jobs are to be lost be­tween Royal Stoke and Stafford hos­pi­tals.

It seems the only so­lu­tion is not to be­come ill or suf­fer an in­jury. I de­spair. STEVEN BAKER NEW­CAS­TLE

PRES­SURE: The Royal Stoke Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal.

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