Monday, February 08, 2010

Do we have Enough Staff in A&E?

The Northern Echo report that accident victims are dying unnecessarily at some of the region’s hospitals, according to a study by the National Audit Office (NAO). The NAO investigation found that many die because they suffer injuries at night or at weekends, when emergency consultants are not on call to provide the rapid diagnosis and treatment. This is more evidence that the Labour Party have not understood the NHS and have neglected our front line services here in the North East.

1 comment:

simon said...

same here. (its frighteneing to think it...)

Our Hornsby Hospital had pests in the roof (possums I think) Termite eaten walls, and a staff member fell over on water that was leaking and broke her arm.

Last year I sat in emergency for 10 hours with a broken arm.. to be sent home becasue of understaffing.

good luck with your fight to save what was the best medical system in the world