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« Reply #165 on: March 29, 2018, 01:01:35 PM »
Bosun, I’m so sorry to hear of that experience... it must have been a terrible shock, and I hope you are well on the road to recovery.
Your tumour was spotted because of the work being done on your rotator cuff I assume?

What I will say is, if you arrive at your GP with symptoms of a cancer, (in Wales) there is an excellent fast track process to get it identified, and the treatment underway.  I have recently benefited from this myself.
But, not all cancers have obvious symptoms, and if one is spotted by chance, then perhaps the system is different.  I don’t know.

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« Reply #166 on: March 29, 2018, 01:11:04 PM »
I'll sort them.
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« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2018, 08:41:26 AM »
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Bosun, I’m so sorry to hear of that experience... it must have been a terrible shock, and I hope you are well on the road to recovery.
Your tumour was spotted because of the work being done on your rotator cuff I assume?

What I will say is, if you arrive at your GP with symptoms of a cancer, (in Wales) there is an excellent fast track process to get it identified, and the treatment underway.  I have recently benefited from this myself.
But, not all cancers have obvious symptoms, and if one is spotted by chance, then perhaps the system is different.  I don’t know.

Moderators.... this discussion belongs on the NHS thread.

Thanks Fester, I'm recovering, but cancer treatment has some unpleasant side effects.

The two incidents are unrelated and a few years apart.

Initially, cancer was not suspected but a routine NHS referral would have taken several months which was why I went privately which was when the cancer was found. I had an MRI scan the day the cancer was found and I was operated on within a week to remove the cancer. Although a very aggressive form of cancer, luckily, it had been caught in time and had not spread and was contained in one place. The treatment now is to ensure that other cells in that area do not mutate into cancer.

If I had waited for a NHS referral and treatment, the outcome would have been very different.

I not knocking the NHS, they cannot provide everything for everyone instantly. I am fortunate in that I invested in private healthcare.
Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may have been given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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« Reply #168 on: March 30, 2018, 10:53:17 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your illness Bosun and wish you a speedy recovery.    People must speak as they find and in my case I didn't have to wait for any referral to hospital as I was taken in immediately and spent 10 days in an isolation ward but I was pleased with everything that they did for me.
Having said that, the medical staff work under sustained pressure and at night time what I did notice was that patients with dementia in the ward were taking the full attention of the nursing staff and this made it difficult for other patients who also needed attention.   I don't know what the solution is with this type of problem

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« Reply #169 on: April 10, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
Thank you Hugo; my apologises for my delay in replying, but the latest tranche of treatment has laid me low for a few days, but - it's better than the alternative.

There is a continual amount of incredible work done by the NHS, I have both close friends and neighbours who at this moment are receiving perfect care from medical practitioners in both NHS England and NHS Wales.

But the myriad of problems facing the NHS are not going to go away and the politicians as in Jeremy (misspelt) Hunt are simply making the situation considerably worse.

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may have been given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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« Reply #170 on: April 10, 2018, 12:34:17 PM »
Bosun, Hope you feel better soon.

Reading todays article "Ambulances: 1,860 wait more than six hours over winter"  highlighting one of the problems they have.

According to statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Welsh Conservatives, 34,768 of 68,186 calls (51%) classed as amber during the period took longer than 30 minutes.

A total of 5,706 took longer than three hours, while 1,860 took more than six hours.

Ambulance calls in Wales are given three categories - red, amber and green - under a system introduced in 2015 that saw response time targets scrapped for all but life-threatening calls.

The most serious and life-threatening calls are classed as red, with paramedics expected to reach 65% of such patients within eight minutes.
Calls that are also serious but not immediately life-threatening are classed as amber - including chest pains and strokes.

I find it a bit scary, that  "chest pains and strokes"  are not considered life threatening, and come under the Amber category.

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« Reply #171 on: April 10, 2018, 01:43:48 PM »
Strokes should be treated as the most urgent - alongside heart attacks.
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« Reply #172 on: November 28, 2018, 11:40:29 AM »
NHS England has announced plans to curb the prescription of "low-priority" items like silk garments.

There is limited evidence the clothing helps people with eczema and dermatitis enough to justify prescribing it, a consultation document says.
Officials are proposing ending the routine prescription of eight items under plans aimed at saving £68m a year.

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« Reply #173 on: January 28, 2019, 12:13:26 PM »
Interesting article dispelling the myths surrounding  Flu vaccinations...............

The percentage of those eligible for taking up the offer of a free vaccination is down compared with last winter.
It comes as a report found fear of a vaccine's side effects, fueled by myths on social media, is the top reason for people refusing them.

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Dr Jo McCarthy, consultant in public health microbiology at Hywel Dda, said she was one of the 100,000 people the health board has already vaccinated.

"I know from studying the evidence that vaccination works, and is the only effective way to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

"Not only is my vaccination protecting me, it is protecting those around me too - my family, friends, neighbours and patients."                                   
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« Reply #174 on: March 06, 2019, 10:46:59 AM »
How fast is the ambulance service where you live?

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« Reply #175 on: March 11, 2019, 09:21:55 AM »
Mrs R has an appointment time and date for her scan so I phoned the hospital in accordance with these instructions only to be informed Mrs R has to wait until AFTER she has had her scan before phoning to make an appointment.

Regardless what this letter says, there was no way the Orthopaedic Department would provide us with an appointment.

It is not just about a lack of funds as to why BCUHB is still in special measures !!

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« Reply #176 on: March 11, 2019, 10:03:34 AM »
It must be something in the water !!

I was referred to see a specialist at the beginning of last Sept. The week before Christmas I was offered an appointment during the weekend before Christmas which I took. I'll send you a letter, (the arrangement was made on the phone) said the lady ! Being so near Christmas I had my doubts, but no letter came, so I duly set off and arrived at Glan Clwyd to find that the main reception isn't open at weekends ! A kindly chappie with a cleaning trolley took me for miles, through corridors to a reception deep within the hospital. Sit there........, well you can imagine the rest. Anyway, sufficient to say I was told by the powers that be that I would be put on the waiting list for a procedure.
About a month ago I asked the G.P. if I could find out how long I would be waiting, so she gave me a number to ring. At the 5th attempt I got through and gave my details to the person at the other end of the phone. " Oh yes" she said cheerfully, " You're on the list, It says waiting".
I rest my case !
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« Reply #177 on: March 11, 2019, 10:13:28 AM »
Most definitely, nemesis.

I saw a consultant in Llandudno Hospital in April 2017 who informed me he would be carrying out my procedure within the next six months.

Guess what?

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« Reply #178 on: March 11, 2019, 11:44:02 AM »
OMG I've no chance then !
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« Reply #179 on: March 11, 2019, 11:26:06 PM »
my local hospital has sent me a letter to tell me that my appoint time has been changed from 3-30 to 2-50 on Tuesday , only i never had an appoint letter to tell me that i had an appointment on Tuesday at 3-30, by the way the appointment is  only 3 month later than it should be.