“Appalling care” in Gloucestershire hospitals due to mismanagement, warns whistleblower

The Gloucester Echo on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 reports:

“MISMANAGEMENT within the NHS is crippling Gloucestershire hospitals and  strangling the quality of patient care, according to a senior county  clinician.

The whistleblower said he fears for the future of both Cheltenham General and  Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals, and said huge sums are being drained from the  NHS in unnecessary consultant fees.”

Some time ago (2004) Standish Hospital, a cold orthopaedic centre, was closed. In its last year of operations a reliable source informs me that there were no cross infections. The same source informs me that there are a lot more now and that there has been ever since the closure.

A campaign to use the site for medical purposes has continued and is reported by BBC news 21st June 2010. The Gloucester Echo reports 23rd June 1020

Hospital re-birth moves a step closer

How is it that we have accepted lower standards in the name of centralisation?

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

1 thought on ““Appalling care” in Gloucestershire hospitals due to mismanagement, warns whistleblower

  1. Pingback: Orthopaedic waiting lists: time for more, and equal access to, non-urgent centres | NHS reality. An NHS soapbox. Speakers' corner for the NHS.

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