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Ian

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« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2019, 08:28:19 AM »
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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 !!

I would be inclined to send that to the Daily Post, Bri, but it's not the first example of departmental incongruity I've seen.
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« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2019, 11:00:04 AM »
The scan appointment is next Tuesday. Ian, so Mrs R is not too bothered especially after waiting 21 months for her hip replacement during 2016-17.

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« Reply #182 on: April 16, 2019, 02:33:36 PM »
I just wanted to say, after being in the care of Ysbyty Gwynedd and Glan Clwyd for the last 18 months for an ongoing medical issue, how fabulous the vast majority of the people in our NHS are.
That said, if you are on a waiting list for any kind of scan, operation or procedure, let the secretaries know that you can be available at any time.
Ask to be put on the cancellations list if you can.  This has served me well, without jumping the queue in any way at all.  It’s simply filling slots and using resources as efficiently as possible.
Its not an exaggeration to say that it can save your life.
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« Reply #183 on: April 16, 2019, 03:45:04 PM »
That's good advise Fester and thanks very much for sharing it with us all.    I hope that your medical care has helped you greatly

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Park and ride at Glan Clwyd Hospital to end 30 June
« Reply #184 on: June 07, 2019, 09:41:28 AM »
A HOSPITAL's park and ride service which is used by thousands of patients will come to a halt at the end of this month.

The scheme, which operates from the former Hotpoint factory site in Bodelwyddan to Glan Clwyd Hospital, was introduced in October 2014 to help ease parking pressures and traffic congestion while redevelopment work went on at the hospital.
The service will stop running on June 30.

The land - where the park and ride operates from - was leased initially for a period of 18 months, with an option to review the contract annually thereafter.
It is understood the contract for the land terminates at the end of the month.

Rod Taylor, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB)'s Director of Estates and Facilities, said: “The Park and Ride service was introduced as a way of easing parking pressures at Glan Clwyd Hospital while spaces were lost due to the redevelopment project.

“A temporary site licence has been agreed with the current site owners and the present arrangement is in place until June 30 2019.

“There is no doubt the service has been well used and has been a success in mitigating the pressures on parking spaces while the redevelopment work has been taking place."

The health board have always maintained the service was always meant to temporary.

Mr Taylor added: "Since the Park and Ride service went live, Glan Clwyd Hospital has seen the creation of an additional 149 car park spaces at the rear of the hospital site. Furthermore, additional parking areas have been returned back into service as contractor’s compound areas are vacated on site.

“We will be carrying out a review of travel arrangements on site over the coming months to assess at the long-term plan for parking on site at the hospital.

"This review would help us determine the long-term parking needs on site, so that we have a sustainable solution to improving people’s access to services on site."    ref Pioneer






   

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NHS..... Glan Clwyd Park and Ride service extended
« Reply #185 on: June 25, 2019, 02:31:53 PM »
Glan Clwyd Park and Ride service extended
The park and ride service at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd is to be extended for a further four months. The park and ride will now run until October 31.

A spokesperson for the Health Board: “By extending the service for a further four months, we will have additional time to look at ways to ease parking on site at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

“It will also give visitors to the site and our staff time to look at alternative ways of travelling to the hospital once the park and ride closes.

“It remains our intention to stop operating the park and ride after October 31.”

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« Reply #186 on: September 06, 2019, 11:28:16 AM »
A NEW and improved text reminder system has been introduced to help patients remember their appointment details.

The scheme is designed to reduce the number of missed appointments.
Last year alone, more than 46,000 people did not attend their appointments across the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

In 2018/19 missed appointments - ‘Did Not Attend’s or DNAs’ cost the equivalent of 131 hospital beds, 169 nurses, 884 hip operations, 966 knee operations and 5,643 cataract operations.

The cost of missed appointments over this period came to £6.5m


The improved text reminders will include the first name of the patient, the date, time, specialty, and location of their appointment. Text reminders will also encourage patients to get in contact if they can no longer attend, or rearrange their appointment by sending a response.

The system has been introduced in response to an Outpatient Services Survey.

Wendy Hughes, project lead for the Hospital Reminder Service, said: “We recently amended our basic 24 hour reminder to be delivered 48 hours prior to a patient’s clinic appointment. This allows additional time to re-utilise a clinic slot if patients were unable to attend and provides further time for patients to make arrangements."

“Some patients require a number of appointments at a number of sites so having a text message reminding them which hospital they are attending will be really helpful.

“I would always urge people to get in contact with us as early as possible if they are unable to attend their appointment for any reason. This allows us to rearrange a more suitable date and time for them and we are able to provide the original appointment to someone else.”

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« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2019, 11:19:33 AM »
Last year when in hospital, I was speaking to a nurse, who lived in Rhyl, but worked in Alder hay, better money , however he was on the books of a nursing agency, and spent most of his weekends at Glan Clwyd , and hinted at four times normal rate, I also noticed the number of nurses who "specialise", which is better paid, but also takes them out of the shift system, leaving general nursing short, and it will stay that way, until they start paying them a decent wage.

The largest health board in Wales, already finding it difficult to fill vacancies, is preparing for more serious staff shortages.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, which covers North Wales, has almost 17,000 employees but nearly 4,000 of them are over 55 years of age and expected to retire in the next few years.

A report to be considered at a joint meeting of the Board and the North Wales Community Health Council this week reveals the scale of the problem in retaining and attracting staff.............
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« Reply #188 on: October 07, 2019, 12:03:43 PM »
...and those who voted for Brexit will have to hope they won't need NHS services any time soon...
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« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2019, 12:49:36 PM »
When you've worked in the NHS and seen what goes on, bullying by bad managment, they won't pay nurses overtime they would sooner pay agency staff at a great cost, and then you get oh I'm not allowed to do that, oh that's not my job, what gets me the goverment says the NHS gets loads of cash the NHS says we are underfunded Not one of the brains has gone in undercover and seen first hand, No because the Tories will privatise Our NHS.

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« Reply #190 on: October 08, 2019, 01:35:02 PM »
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...and those who voted for Brexit will have to hope they won't need NHS services any time soon...

Speaking to a friend yesterday, he told me while on holiday in Ireland, one of his inhalers failed, but he managed to get one from the chemist for £100..............
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« Reply #191 on: October 08, 2019, 03:40:57 PM »
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...and those who voted for Brexit will have to hope they won't need NHS services any time soon...
Speaking to a friend yesterday, he told me while on holiday in Ireland, one of his inhalers failed, but he managed to get one from the chemist for £100..............

I also use the inhaler mentioned, along with two others, so finding out the monthly cost, was quite a shock, however with these med,s it does keep the user out of hospital, cheaper in the long run, and gives a better quality of life, but the costs made me think of the waste involved by the misuse of repeat prescriptions, and also missed NHS appointments.
In 2018/19 missed appointments - ‘Did Not Attend’s or DNAs’ cost £6.5m

“Wasted medicines are a serious problem and cost the
NHS millions of pounds every year. There is also a human cost to this waste, as the money
could have been spent on potentially life-saving treatments or enabled extra healthcare staff
to be employed.
"One of the reasons for wasted medicines is when people who use repeat prescriptions
choose to stockpile their medications. Additionally, people often continue to order medication
they are no longer taking and no longer need.
"We want people to think carefully before ticking all the boxes on their repeat prescription
form. If a carer or pharmacist orders your medicine for you, make sure they know what it is
you need.
"If you are still ordering repeat prescription medication and aren’t using it yourself, please
speak to your GP or pharmacist. They won’t be annoyed or angry, in fact they’ll be pleased
to help you resolve the issue. They’ll help ensure that you have the right medicine for your
needs, which will in turn reduce the amount of wasted NHS medicines."
         


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« Reply #192 on: October 08, 2019, 03:45:27 PM »
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When you've worked in the NHS and seen what goes on, bullying by bad managment, they won't pay nurses overtime they would sooner pay agency staff at a great cost, and then you get oh I'm not allowed to do that, oh that's not my job, what gets me the goverment says the NHS gets loads of cash the NHS says we are underfunded Not one of the brains has gone in undercover and seen first hand, No because the Tories will privatise Our NHS.
Part of their recruitment drive..........

A PETITION signed by more than 3,500 people opposed to controversial changes to nurse rotas in North Wales has been handed to the region’s health bosses.

Proposals by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) to make staff take an additional half-hour break each shift without pay have been met with anger since they were announced in August.
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