Letters: Readers lament NHS changes - but hospital staff are 'wonderful'

Letters: Readers lament NHS changes - but hospital staff are 'wonderful'

Letters: Readers lament NHS changes - but hospital staff are 'wonderful'

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THREE readers have this week bemoaned the recent transfer of specialist services out of Wycombe Hospital, including ex-mayor Darren Hayday.

However, Princes Risborough resident Walford Woolf has also written in to express his thanks to the 'wonderful' staff at Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville hospitals after he underwent a life-saving operation.

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4:49pm Fri 9 Nov 12

Darren Hayday says...

I think that the staff of all of our local hospitals do a magic job and all go above and beyond what is expected of them.
They are like angels and heroes, every single one of them in all surrounding hospitals.
It was only last weekend that my wife was treated in Wycombe Hospital by a wonderful and helpful Doctor.
My issue is with the managers, bureaucrats and politicians that deal with the running of these hospitals and in allocating the budgets and who make decisions on us losing our services, etc
I shall give you an example of the process that In order for my wife to be seen by a doctor she had to first call her local Doctor Surgery, who then patched the call through to a regional or national call centre – who then took down her details and asked questions, then having to wait for not one but two calls later to then arrange a time for us to go and visit the out of hours Dr’s in Wycombe main Hospital (not the new unit that replaced the A&E department) – Where she was then seen by an actual Doctor and successfully diagnosed.
In my mind there should be less administration and management in the system and more nurses and doctors.
I think that the staff of all of our local hospitals do a magic job and all go above and beyond what is expected of them. They are like angels and heroes, every single one of them in all surrounding hospitals. It was only last weekend that my wife was treated in Wycombe Hospital by a wonderful and helpful Doctor. My issue is with the managers, bureaucrats and politicians that deal with the running of these hospitals and in allocating the budgets and who make decisions on us losing our services, etc I shall give you an example of the process that In order for my wife to be seen by a doctor she had to first call her local Doctor Surgery, who then patched the call through to a regional or national call centre – who then took down her details and asked questions, then having to wait for not one but two calls later to then arrange a time for us to go and visit the out of hours Dr’s in Wycombe main Hospital (not the new unit that replaced the A&E department) – Where she was then seen by an actual Doctor and successfully diagnosed. In my mind there should be less administration and management in the system and more nurses and doctors. Darren Hayday
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12:40pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Scarletto says...

Seems wrong that more people in our district have not forcefully backed the campaign to save our hospital's run down. A slip back to a darker age where our district had poor A&E services. It will cost lives and at least a lot of pain and distress. We've lost our comprehensive A&E department to an overstretched unit far away in Aylesbury. Try travelling there with a broken limb, bleeding wound and in great pain. Then friends and relatives have to travel further to visit you if you're admitted.
Seems wrong that more people in our district have not forcefully backed the campaign to save our hospital's run down. A slip back to a darker age where our district had poor A&E services. It will cost lives and at least a lot of pain and distress. We've lost our comprehensive A&E department to an overstretched unit far away in Aylesbury. Try travelling there with a broken limb, bleeding wound and in great pain. Then friends and relatives have to travel further to visit you if you're admitted. Scarletto
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