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    That's true Jane? It happens and it's very embarrassing to see when you're "in the trade". Gives nurses in general bad press when many are very hard working.
    I've never seen as much chatting, match making and unqualified social work being done by nurses as on Casualty. You should hear me heckling through the whole programme. Drives Trevor crazy poor man!

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    Only just caught up with is thread so didn't respond to Ray's query in the required time frame! Remember the naughty step? I'm there and I think Nettie now qualifies too. But I digress- oops - the last few weeks I've noticed that a lot of things now taste sharp/sour. I usually try to include a variety of veg and fruit but suddenly tomatoes need to be cooked with sugar - I've never had a sweet tooth. Not on rilutek and no changes in meds. So is this down to progression?

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    Hi Miranda;

    I am with you with tinned tomatoes, this has appeared over the last couple of months . So I recon my tastes are still changing. Have had trouble with sharp/sour for a few years now. Try mixing baked beans with tomatoes.

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    My taste buds have totally changed, cheese was my favourite food, now I really don't like it, I suppose the positive side of this is my cholesterol will be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nettie B View Post
    State funded euthsnasia work (again,tongue in cheek) except there would be the cost of the drug and once the drug companies got wind of it they would hoik up the price.
    I think quite a lot of the overcrowding in A/E is because lots of people don't know how to put on a sticking plaster, how to take a paracetamol, what the difference between a little bump and an Accident is and what constitutes an Emergency.
    When I was a student radiographer in the early 1970's the senior nurses in A/E had the power to turn away, at the door, anyone who's accident had happened more the 24 hours previously or if they considered the complaint too trivial. They were not afraid to use this power either and I never heard of those nurses misjudging the situation.
    Absolutely spot on. Two of my immediate families are GP's and they reckon half of a surgery consists of people with colds that they have had for 24-48hrs. One lady came to an open access surgery because that morning she had got shampoo in her eye.

    People don't know how to treat minor ailments anymore. The result is people who need access to primary care can't get in so go to A&E.

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    hi,
    i believe that the NHS/ A&E and GPs should be allowed to refer peoples complaints/ illness or injuries if they believe them to have wasted time or are alcohol inflicted and so on, to a committee made up of emergency personnel and the public, who can then decide to fine or not to fine these individuals. same for all emergency services.
    mik

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    Thats a difficult one Mik. I agree something should be put in place however, what about the nurses in A&E who do as little as possible and are extemely unhelpful to the patients. Its a vicious circle nusiance patients without a valid reason to be there and some very lazy (note only some!!!) nurses as well. Neither should be in A&E. Maybe bring back the Matrons, nobody would be brave enough to cross them LOL

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    They have Matrons at our local hospital, the West Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds. We also spotted one at Papworth when we were there last time. When I was in overnight after having my PEG, I did not see nurses standing around doing nothing, neither were they rushed off their feet. There seemed to be a good ratio of staff to patients. I think sometimes people look at programs like Holby City and Causality and think it is a true reflection on the NHS, it is not.

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    I have just come home from 4 nights on Ward L1 at the Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital and they are a vanguard for the NHS. You could not have had better care if you had been in a private hospital. Joycie x

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    That's so true Joycie and if complications arise in a Private Hospital (except perhaps for the very expensive ones) if you need a specialist test such as a Nuclear Medicine scan for example, you have to be trundled off to the local NHS Hospital. Even more worrying to me, again unless you can afford the most expensive Private Hospital, if anything goes wrong and you need intensive care following surgery or because of any other complication, a hasty transfer to the NHS Hospital has to happen. I feel its much safer in the first place to be in a hospital that has intensive care on site. ... and that's probably ALL General Hospitals.

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