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    Red Cross deployed to cope with NHS 'humanitarian crisis

    The worlds 5th largest economy, one that were being told is outperforming every other country bar the USA.

    What the F** are they doing to OUR NHS and why are we allowing it?

    Another promise the Tories made in their manifesto and keeping to it




    The British Red Cross has said it has deployed staff to help in hospital and provided transport for discharged patients due to the current ‘humanitarian crisis’ in the NHS. The charity has said that it has supported the East Midlands Ambulance Service and is currently in talk with a number of hospitals about providing additional support.


    In a statement, its chief executive warned that patients are being sent home without clothes in some cases, with inappropriate care when they get home leading to them suffering falls and not being found for days.


    The Red Cross called on the UK Government to ‘allocate immediate funding to stabilise the current system and set out plans towards creating a sustainable funding settlement for the future.’







    It comes as the Royal College of Medicine has warned that only 77.62% of patients were seen within the four hour target in the past week, the worst performance since it started measuring two years ago. This is despite an increase in beds being made available.


    The BMA warned last month that the NHS is less prepared to cope with winter pressures than ever before, while the Nuffield Trust today reported that 50 trusts are facing pressures that are compromising patient flow, with seven unable to provide comprehensive care.


    The Red Cross issued a statement today saying that it is providing help to cover what it called a 'humanitarian crisis'.


    It said it had taken action such as:





    • Aiding the ambulance service, including supporting the East Midlands Ambulance Service on New Years Day;
    • Increasing the service that helps people’s social needs, Support at Home, to help the flow of patients in and out of hospitals;
    • Deploying staff to support matrons at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth (currently on black alert);
    • Arranging transport for discharged patients and organising volunteers to help these patients settle into their homes;

    It added that it is in discussions with other hospitals on ways to help.


    Mike Adamson, chief executive of the British Red Cross, said: ‘The British Red Cross is on the front line, responding to the humanitarian crisis in our hospital and ambulance services across the country. We have been called in to support the NHS and help get people home from hospital and free up much needed beds. This means deploying our team of emergency volunteers and even calling on our partner Land Rover to lend vehicles to transport patients and get the system moving.’


    The British Red Cross attributes this crisis to a 'lack of social care provision… with not enough support to help transfer people back into their homes and communities’ and stress the importance of helping vulnerable patients when leaving hospital.


    They also mention cuts to social care and a need to join up health and social care better as contributing factors.


    The Royal College of Emergency Medicine said that its Winter Flow Project - which monitors emergency service performance over the winter - this week recorded the worst level of performance in the two years it has run, with 23% of patients failing to be seen within four hours.


    This is 11 percentage points down on the same time last year.


    In a statement, it said: 'This is despite another increase in beds being made available over the week, in a continued effort to ease pressure. Delayed transfers of care also started to rise again.


    'Given that there is a well-established link between Four Hour Standard performance and clinical outcomes for patients, the Winter Flow data published this week is surely a sign of an emergency medicine system in crisis. The fact that we have reached 77% already – with much of the winter still to come – makes grim reading.'
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    The RED CROSS - the organisation that works in war zones, areas with natural disasters etc has had to bail out our NHS - in BRITAIN! Are we waking up yet???
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    Quote Originally Posted by raefil View Post



    The RED CROSS - the organisation that works in war zones, areas with natural disasters etc has had to bail out our NHS - in BRITAIN! Are we waking up yet???


    I'm expecting to see this plastered all over the Sunday papers tomorrow........... Reckon I'll be disappointed?
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    "Fifty of England’s 152 NHS acute hospital trusts were forced to declare an alert last month, and sometimes temporarily scale back the level of care they offered to patients, because they could not cope with the number of people seeking medical attention"

    That is a third of hospitals. What a fucking disgrace!
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    this is the result of unplanned and uncontrolled immigration

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    Quote Originally Posted by dashrunner View Post
    this is the result of unplanned and uncontrolled immigration
    Well done, youve fallen hook, line and sinker for the diversion of blame, that is of course if you honestly believe that that this is the cause.

    This just after the tories had gained power.

    Public satisfaction with the NHS has reached record levels, according to a leading health economist.Writing on the BMJ website, Professor John Appleby said 64% of people were either very or quite satisfied with the NHS.
    Critics have questioned why the government is reorganising the NHS when the public is happy with it.
    The Department of Health said reform was necessary to sustain the future of the NHS.
    Professor John Appleby was quoting data from the latest annual British Social Attitudes Survey.
    It shows satisfaction is at the highest level since the survey began in 1983 and much higher than their levels of 39% in 2001.
    Professor Appleby, of the King's Fund think tank, said: "The NHS must have been doing something right to earn this extra satisfaction, something even Conservative supporters have noticed, and something probably not unadjacent to the large rise in funding since 2000."
    Reform

    Much of the NHS budget is to be handed to GPs as part of healthcare reforms in England.
    In the survey, satisfaction with GPs was at 80%, just short of its peak in the 1990s.
    A Department of Health spokesperson said: "We welcome the findings which show public satisfaction levels are good, particularly with GPs. Our reforms will empower GPs, not bureaucrats, to commission services.
    "If we want to sustain the NHS in the future, we need to modernise it now."
    Last week the British Medical Association called on the government to halt to its overhaul of the NHS.
    "With survey results like this you have to question why the government feels it is necessary to embark on such a radical and costly re-organisation of the NHS right now, particularly when you take into account the financial pressure the service is already under", a spokesperson said.
    Shadow Health Secretary John Healey said: "The evidence is there for all to see that Labour left the NHS with the highest ever levels of public satisfaction, even among Conservative voters.
    "It is also clear that the NHS is re-emerging as a worry for the public, and taken alongside recent criticism from the BMA, LibDem conference and a GP among his backbenchers, it is difficult to see how David Cameron can claim support for his overhaul of the NHS."
    Professor Appleby concluded: "Future British Social Attitudes surveys will reveal how satisfied the public remain as funding for the NHS is squeezed and the government's proposed reforms take shape on the ground."
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    Now compare this to the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashrunner View Post
    this is the result of unplanned and uncontrolled immigration
    If this isnt sarcasm you are a fucking moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durutti View Post
    If this isnt sarcasm you are a fucking moron.
    Sadly the 2020 general election will be played out with very much that type of Rhetoric
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    My dad ended up in A & E a couple of nights ago , it was a joke !
    My dad who has cancer in his kidney and hip bones had to sit on a metal trolley in a corridor in agony for 12 hours .
    The staff were all super stressed yet still as helpful as you could expect under the circumstances .

    Anyone who thinks this government is doing a good is totally oblivious to what is actually going on !!


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