‘Conditions for the staff are shocking’
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.