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  1. wrighty First: I only answer this because of your status as a NHS professional. Im certain you have wilfully misunderstood what Ive posted but hey ho whats new on this Forum? I have to ask first .. do you understand what context is ? I made the thread in the context of a specific press release. i.e: GPs will be urged not to refer people to hospital. If though, you dont understand context and thats why you have posted what you have posted I think we should all know. Thats a real problem. Mostly though, having regard to your status, Your opinion is entirely up to you. Not many people would agree with you altough I am the lone poster on the previous NHS problem thread who agreed with you. Final Point: According to you you didnt reveal anything unintentionally: On that basis I can only assume you think everyone shuold be aware of your opinion of their GPs. Thats intersesting given what you said Totally unrelated, but given your opinions have you bench marked your commitment against ... for example ... Dr Vernon. Please tell me you dont know who Dr Vernon is ... I will enjoy ripping you to pieces As stated initially, I am not your enemy.I usually support NHS IOM ...but here are probs at the moment. (please tell that d/head (quilp????) to stop following my posts !!!) Be cool
  2. Treatment at Nobles is second to none. Thats what this thread has been about. Making sure it stays that way. Good Luck
  3. News from the front or from my favourite stalker. Unfortunately its nonsense as I might expect from the majority of your posts. QED
  4. The subject matter of the thread I understood to be "Gay Bashing" This would be a hate crime and should be prosecuted. Nothing at all to do with the pseudo academic analysis which LDV seems determined to embark on. LDV, please dont take offence because none is intended.I believe you would probably benefit from broadening your experience a little. You honestly wouldnt have lasted more than 5 minutes in the saloon of a Union Castle ship or one of the old Fyffes boats. You bite every time. Believe me Ive met and sailed with some very peculiar people. One of the old cargo/ passengers had a crew which would make you wonder what on earth you had walked into. In those type of circumstance, living and working together at close quarters it really does become essential to develop a tolerance of others. A few runs ashore in the rougher areas of this big and wonderful world might do you the world of good as well. There are some, how should I put it; very interesting places along the shores of plces such as S America for example. Life, young man, is for living and enjoying. Not for analysing Sorry LDV, but PK is right. Those outside the mainstream have to be tolerant of the mainstream too. Live a little and dont ruin your life with bitterness.
  5. Well well. Some of us seem to be remarkably sensitive about this little problem. I had thought that maybe some of you would have noticed the Minister has recently been making lots of noise about waiting lists There has also been much talk, on the local radio station about the range and complexity of treatments people are waiting for. To all you professionals out there no matter which way you spin it, the press release does make it crystal clear that GPs will be considering how hospital waiting lists can be addressed. The only way I can imagine GPs can reduce hospital waiting lists is by referring less people to the hospital. Its quite possible, of course, the press release is a load of bull. I concede it wouldnt be the first time Others, who should know better have displayed a remarkable failure to understand what was actually posted And when it goes wrong you'll come to us and expect us to sort it out. It happens frequently. I havent and wouldnt make any negative comments about the standard of medicine of surgery practised at Nobles. I dont have any reason to. Im sure though, you would agree there is a lot of private medicine practised at Nobles by Consultants of all disciplines. Or doesnt that count? Then proving there is no show without Punch .... Im really beginning to wonder if comprehension was taught at school in the Isle of Man. The purpose of the thread is to demonstrate there may be moves afoot to limit the amount of referrals to Nobles. Our friend wrighty seems to have confirmed this is the case with his mention of inappropriate referrals. I believe this is cause for concern and have said so. Incidentally wrighty also seems to have unintentionally revealed previously unmentioned tensions between GPs and hospital Consultants. At no time have I stated I would not be happy attending Nobles nor have I criticised the standard of medical or surgical care at Nobles. How I choose to spend the fruits of my labours, woolley, is not for you to pass judgement on. For the record, I dont consider private medicine to be "utopian". Its something I choose to do in the same way as I have my vehicles serviced and repaired at a Manchester facility. My choice, not yours. Regarding your offensive reference to "plebs" I cant understand your logic. If I choose to attend a BUPA facility for treatment in Manchester there is no impact at all on a queue for treatment in the Isle of Man.... or in Manchester for that matter. Maybe someone could explain that one to you. Setting aside woolley's thoughts on the matter we should all be concerned if the hospital has waiting lists as long as the Minister has claimed. However,in my opinion, pointing the finger at GPs and muttering about inappropiate referrals is not the way forward. This situation needs to be monitored lest we discover, too late, its become difficult to obtain a referral.
  6. Can we assume GPs are to be mentored on the best way of not referring people to the hospital? http://www.manxradio.com/newsread.aspx?id=62705 Its one way, maybe, of attacking those waiting lists; lets not send anymore patients there. Possibly the problem lies at the hospital though. Ive heard numerous anecdotes about shambolic organisation, outdated working practices, inflated salaries and publically funded facilities being given over for private work. Ifonly half of this is true its little wonder the lists are so long. Im fortunate. Im one of the growing minority who doesnt have to use NHS facilities for "planned maintenance" such as hernias, knee caps, hips etc. I would usually make my way towards Greater Manchester area for such things and, indeed, "she who must be obeyed" once travelled down to London for hospital treatment. There are plenty who arent so fortunate and rely exclusively on local NHS services. If there is a problem with the hospital we need to be told.
  7. Take a look at an example of hate crime judged sufficient to warrant arrest and prosecution. http://www.report-it...itting_racist_p Now ask yourself if you have seen worst on Manx Forums. I would be very surprised if you havent. Nevertheless, PK has a point, a very good point, well made. Strident campaigning for minority rights can and does needlessly offend other people. It doesnt usually work and, in my experience, is based, anyhow, on false assumptions that those who make up the mainstream of society actively discriminate against those others. They dont. Sorry, LDV, but I dont think you have grasped PK's argument. He is not promoting hatred. Now for something completely different: Endovelicus has put forward a very clear and different argument relating to the status of women. I think this deserves a thread of its own. The Forum has some very intelligent female posters such as Gladys, and, Im sure it would be fascinating and informative if they all contributed. What do you think Endovelicus ?
  8. It seems you are wrong, but feel free to point out any posts you may think fall into said category. This private forum ........................................... ...........................................................................I can not think of any specific posts or topics which could be seen as example of your claim. If you do not like what is posted do not visit Manxforums.com. That is your sole remedy. Sorry but thats not really the case Amadeus. The Forum is far from "Private" and is there for all and sundry to read. You are heading for a fall if you think the only remedy open to people is not to visit the Forum. I would argue the onus is on posters to moderate their behaviour, act with respect for others and try to have some good manners. Manly behaviour in other words. For those wondering how to react to hate and abuse take a look at this. http://standuptohate...-and-extra.html
  9. Im always a bit wary about making comparisons based on this type of data. I never had any occasion, during my business life, to monitor staff illness absence and to the best of my knowledge no one ever pulled the wool over my eyes. Once or twice I had to read the riot act to younger staff who wanted Monday off after a hard weekend partying. Nothing too serious though. Had anyone taken long periods of time off I would certainly have been aware of it but, unlike the public sector figures given here, I wouldnt have been able to say we had x number of employees off longer than 5 days or 10 days , or any days for that matter. Presumably monitoring and record keeping procedures are much more rigorous in the public sector than is the case for many small to average businesses. Having said that the figures do look dreadful. What reason can there be for managers to tolerate absence levels of this magnitude? Presumably the public Sector isnt a charity for the sick. If someone isnt at work often enough to do their job,no matter how ill they may be,it isnt in anyone's interest for them to stay. In the real world, outside the piblic sector, numerous people have to retire or leave work because of illness. Its usual for some type of "without prejudice" severance provision to be made to compensate, provided the business can afford it.
  10. A sensible and non aggressive suggestion. This, madam, is something which has potential.
  11. Hmmmm..... Interesting. You know a close and trusted friend informs me that letters have been written regarding issues and concerns arising in relation to this for years. By staff themselves. And these issues are systematically swept under Snaefell and ignored. People have also been "encouraged " to leave for sticking their head above the parapet. The rot would appear to run deep and tower high. Are sure you have followed and read through the link properly? Im sure NHS staff on the IOM have not been whistle blowing about events in Scotland's hospitals.
  12. Abusers, carrying out their nasty activities , whilst also serving inside the Catholic Church, have been given global publicity on numerous occasions. Most recently, in 2009, an Irish Commission reported on widespread abuse in the Industrial Schools in that country. As an aside I have personal experience of those industrial schools (childrens homes) having been incarcerated in Glencrutchery Road for a goodly portion of my childhood. I can well understand how the system in those places facilitated the abuse. There have also been national and globally publicised investigations into similar regimes of child abuse in the USA and in Canada. All of this has been on a massive scale and has been given proportionate publicity. Hardly lip service. Savile, by contrast was just one man and is barely known outside the British Isles. There is a very illuminating report available in relation to the Industrial Schools scandals in Ireland. Here is the link. Be warned, its not something for a casual browse through. Its a lengthy, thorough and upsetting official inquiry. http://www.childabus...n.com/rpt/pdfs/ It will take a long time to read. As a further aside, the Catholic Church exerted a great influence on Irish life during the period reported on and its difficult to appreciate the effect these revelations had on Irish notions of their own society and culture.
  13. To answer your question it does seem you have missed something, yes. Possibly you havent read the thread properly. you said .... clearly you hadnt noticed that I cited wrighty as my source because he did acknowledge the concerns of patients wrighty said:.... Then I said ...... So yes, I had read the posts by patients and so had wrighty! I cant really see any justification for you to discount what wrighty has to say just because he happens to work at the hospital. Ive never set eyes on the man, and hope I never have to (professionally at least) but I do think its a good thing he has taken the trouble to elaborate on things a litle. Do you have an issue with professionals stating their opinion ? If so, I think its possible you didnt notice that wrighty said .. That seems, to me anyhow, a well balanced statement in relation to whatever the problem at the hospital may be. You may, of course, prefer a different course of action to the considered approach favoured by the hospital. Either way, I still do believe this issue needs to be handled correctly in order to maintain public confidence in the hospital.
  14. I think it probably is a coincidence - many of the overseas doctors go away for a month or so at a time either around Christmas or in the summer. I'm pretty sure that no-one has been suspended, or put on 'gardening leave' in connection with this announcement. All of your posts relating to this issue have been high quality and well put. (Wrighty that is !!) The Hospital Authorities deserve top marks for acting on this matter so openly. Something, incidentally, which many on this Forum call for regularly (openness) Now the problem is in the public domain it becomes important that it is handled sensitively. Its important, in my opinion, the good quality communication is maintained so that people dont lose confidence in the Hospital.
  15. Its beginning to look as if some of the information coming from Social Care Department demands careful scrutiny. http://www.iomtoday....gures-1-5158919 If a single body is to be charged with responsibility for housing then we need to have confidence that policy initiatives are guided by analysis of facts not by presenting figures in such a manner as to make misunderstandings likely. The Department is busily eroding its credibility. I wonder why?
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