Sunday, November 23, 2014

Another NHS Crisis

Under-funding and under-staffing is a major problem at many NHS Hospitals, but there is a particularly nasty disorganisation at  Colchester Hospital where the Accident & Emergency is the last place you want to go if you have an accident. 'Colchester Hospital has declared "a major incident" following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The hospital trust said the major incident is likely to last a week, and asked patients to visit Accident & Emergency only if they have a "serious or life-threatening condition".' (Guardian, 14 November) This is not a new problem as there has been 18  months of problems at Colchester leading to the Chief Executive, the chairman and various other officials having to leave. RD

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