" I don’t think anyone up there understands budgets and planning and management.""
It is possible to perfectly understand budgetary requirements BUT not be able to do anything about an emerging situation that is beyond their control!
Would we really want our NHS to stop providing health care when they reach their budget cap? Should they just be given the extra 20mil that they obviously need in this years budget?
There may well be superfluous management at Nobles but it is likely that those who know that their job is on the line are the ones who will make the best effort to find solutions in order to justify their being retained?
It is the management who are safe who may be making the least effort?
Ironically, IO Man Newspapers have found that the majority are in favour of the Prom Scheme at 20mil! I wonder if the question was to spend that money on OUR Health Service or the Prom would elicit a different response?
A more controversial way of looking at this would be to blame medical staff ( including Nurses!!!!) Quelle Horreur ! It's all very well to blame the cost of locum Docters but 'Bank' Nurses? Surely not? Yet, it could well be that a bank nurse or locum docter wanting to work only 30 hrs for more money than a staffer gets for 40 hrs is PURE greed and they could be part of the problem.
The DHSC. have reported that their financial woes are related to drug costs and locum staff costs, this latter supports the above? The drug costs are beyond the IoMan clout but are being addressed by the English Govt.
The long term solutions are exactly that, Long Term. In the meantime , do we want to keep on providing an excellent Health Service, YES!
Do we want to pay 20mil for a new Prom while reducing Health Services, NO!