If I were in charge of the National Health Service, I would stop the WASTE.
In the Furlong family alone, one Furlong daughter has TWO blood sugar testers from two different pregnancies. Although it must have been in her records that she had been issued one, she had a new one issued – identical. How many millions of glucose meters are there “out there”, not being used as the pregnancies are over?
A friend on crutches tried to return her crutches – “We don’t take crutches back.” Well why the hell not?
On the death of another Furlong daughter’s mother-in-law, all the commodes and bathroom fixtures, kitchen equipment and nursing aids were collected and put in the lot behind the hospital where they rusted till tipped.
When Mr Furlong had a change in his medication, he was left with boxes of unopened drugs. When he tried to give them back, within a week of them being prescribed, he was told they could not be taken back because they had been prescribed for HIM.
And that is just our family.
What a shocking waste of money!
If smoking cessation clinics and NRT for smokers were discontinued and paying doctors bonuses for discovering illness too, I reckon the NHS would be overflowing with cash they could use to care for everyone instead of being constantly bankrupt and cutting back on really important things.
And we’d all be better off.