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    Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians Des. ? Usual story ! JS.
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    Many NHS hospitals here will also take in private patients , the hospital benefits from the extra money.
    Some surgeons also do a couple of medicare operations a week.
    Aho worked on my wife's knee was told by medicare he was doing too many medicare ops per week, he is one of the private ones.
    But basically our system works, yes some waiting time but our emergency is world class as I know from recent experience.
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    John, many of us bitch about the NHS in the UK, myself included. I have been rushed to hospital twice in the last 2 months. Standing in the kicthen getting the dinner ready. woke up with the wife and two paramdics getting me on a gurney and away we go. Two days on a drip completly dehydrated. This is the second time. My blood pressure bombs and time for a wee sleep. Ambulance took 20 mins to arrive.
    You hear of cases were the Ambulance has been 2 hours before arriving.
    My probllem is the GP had my meds all screwed up. Blood pressure dosage all wrong. Water tablets all wrong. I was weeing for Britain hence the dehydration,
    Been okay for a week or so. GP upset me just before christmas. Either I surrender my driving licence or he will advise the DVLA. I have not driven now for over 4 months, my decision as I would never forgive myself if I had an accident and injured some poor soul. So come the new year that will be the car insurance going through the roof. My wife has always been a named driver on my policy but I will be surprised if they will apply my NCB entitlement to her.

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    Similar problem here at times with Ambos.
    Some idiots think they are a private service to get into hospital rather than go to their GP for what turns out to be a minor issue.
    Worst offenders are some of the Ethnics causing all manner of problems for genuine cases.
    But with an ageing population we need more ambos and not enough are taking it up as a career.

    James, sorry to hear about your problem, maybe a few more cold ones might keep you well hydrated.
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