Foreign Nurses Flee Lancashire

Ayup, yon nesh foreign buggers ist bahn fer’t gua whum acause um’s not unnerstan t’local lingo. We’st’nt be mithered abaht it, uz’ll ‘ave more pies fer uzsel’s nah.

Ah’ll sithi at chip shop.

Meat Pies – Lancashire Penicillin (Image source)

Foreign nurses hired by East Lancashire Hospital Trust are quitting the NHS because the north is nothing like London (FUCK ME, ISN’T IT? I HAVE NEVER NOTICED). A quarter of recent recruits have left, in part as they are unable to understand the regional accent.

Christine Pearson, the chief nurse for the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, told a recent board meeting that the new recruits were under the misapprehension that they would be moving to London, the Telegraph has reported.

(Yeah, London, Blackburn, Burnley, accrington, Clitheroe, Barnoldswick, they all sound so similar its an easy mistake to make)

“When they came to England they felt they were coming to maybe London, so that was one of the issues we had to work on,” she told colleagues, adding “I had a patient say to me ‘you’re not from round here’, so even if you live 25 miles down the road in Manchester such as me, you’ll always have language barriers.

(I get the same and not only was I born in Manchester, 25 miles down the road, I have lived in East Lancs for over thirty years. Perhaps it was the years I spent in Shropshire when young that confuses them. can’t possibly be the fact that I went to a posh school and picked up standard grammnar can it?)

The trust has been forced to give language and pronunciation lessons to the new recruits to help them better understand the local dialect. Words like “blood” and “bath” were causing problems for foreign nurses more used to hearing southern British accents.

(Yeah well ‘blahd’ and ‘baaaarth’ aren’t in any dictionary, not our fault Londeoners can’t speak English)

The course, introduced last June, also familiarised the recruits with local phrases such as “I’m starved”, which means “I’m cold” in Lancashire, and “am a get”, as well as more common colloquialisms such as “make us a brew”.

(No wonder these people are confused. It’s ‘I’m a gate’ which puzzled me for years until I worked out the homonym, ‘I’m a gait’ – I’m going)

But 23 year old Italian nurse Greta Veneruz, who had moved to Blackburn, said: “We learnt English like how people speak in London and when we came here it didn’t sound the same.”

(As I said, Londoners don’t talk proper like wot we do)

The Royal Blackburn and Burnley General hospitals, both of which are run by the East Lancashire Trust, have between them recruited more than 40 nurses from mainland Europe in the last year. Most are from Italy, but a number have also arrived from Romania and Portugal.

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NHS Trains Staff To Deal With Ebola Patients

We heard today that the NHS had designated a special Ebola traiing day during which doctors, nursing staff, paramedics and army medics are trained to deal with patients they think have Ebola.

There have been rumours of course that the first case of Ebola in the UK has been diagnosed. This has not yet been officially confirmed but people are asking “What happens next?”

Well nothing for now, but twenty eight days later …


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The NHS Was Privatized By The Labour Government

health corporate businessHealth is a corporate business now, your wellbeing comes second to profit

The Queen’s Speech yesterday was the usual non event, but as the rabid rabble of Marxists, Trotskyists, Stalinists, Maoists, Corporatists, and Butterkists lined up, sweaty toothed and with eyes bulging madly to denounce The Coalition government, other news published yesterday and reported in mainstream media today ought to have reminded us what an inept, idiotic, ideologically obsessed, intellectually bankrupt, reality challenged bunch of tossers constitute our only alternative to Cameron’s Coalition Of The Clueless.

In an exclusive, The Independent reported that with the economy under the stewardship of Brown The Clown and Ed (the very fat man that waters the workers beer)?Balls, Labour ministers helped private firms make quick killing from PFI, a scandal totally ignored by the left dominated media (with the exception of some valiant efforts by The Guardian’s George Monbiot to raise awareness of how PFI was just a fancy name for shovelling taxpayer’s money into the coffers of billionaire buddies of theose gobshites Blair, Brown and Mandelson.

Here’s just one of George Monbiot’s reports on the insanity of Labour’s PFI schemes, search ‘Monbiot pfi’ for plenty more. George explains in simple terms how this method of financing public expenditure is just legalised extortion.

And next time you hear some swivel eyed lefty raving about The Tories privatising the NHS, remember that the job may have been started by Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government, but it was carried on with extreme relish by the shits and hypocrites of Labour under the war criminal Tony Blair.

In spite of this latest report of Labour’s addiction to wealth and power however, there are still people out there who think the nation would be better off with these scum sucking scab lice back in power.

from The Independent:

Private contractors have pocketed hundreds of millions of pounds of profits in the past four years by exploiting deals that were controversially awarded to them by the last Labour government.

Companies that were awarded contracts to build and maintain state schools for 25 years have been doubling their money by “flipping”, or selling on, the Private Finance Initiative (PFIs) projects just four years after finishing them.

The chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, described the huge profits as “a total scandal” and said it meant “we have all been ripped off”. The Independent’s findings shine a new light on how private companies have made fortunes in pure profit from the rising value of the schools and hospitals they have built – value which critics say could have been retained by the taxpayer.

Four contractors alone made profits of more than £300m. Of the companies studied – Balfour Beatty, Carillion, Interserve and Kier – Balfour Beatty is by far the biggest beneficiary of the rising value of its Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership deals. It alone has made profits of £188.9m.

Only this week, it flipped the University Hospital of North Durham and seven schools in Knowsley, near Liverpool, generating a gain of £51m. In the case of the schools, it doubled its money from the £19m investment made when the 27-year contracts were awarded in 2007 and 2011.

The Durham hospital, which was one of the first hospitals to be built under PFI-style private financing, was dogged with controversy about bed shortages and poor design when it opened.

Carillion has made £12.2m, Kier £20.7m and Interserve £90m, according to stock market filings and company documents.

Boggart Blog’s partner in crime (the crime of exposing establishment corruption and cronyism)have already reported on the sheer looniness of PFI schemes and how only Labour economists could think there was any befefit to the public in giving a private firm the money to build a new hospital and then renting that hospital from the private owners as a fully managed facility.

What is most upsetting however is that the shits and hypocrites of the Labour party assume we the punters are too stupid to see through their criminality.

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Oh Dear, What Will We Do With Those Huge Superhospitals Now

The headline read “Small hospitals are the future,” says Minister. And just after us poor taxpayers had finished shelling out for all those huge, centralised, impersonal, targets, budgets and statistics obsessed super – hospitals orderd by the billionair buddy politicians of New Labour.

Yes, we are talking about those white elephants funded by PFI schemes and private public partnerships, wonderful creative accounting techniques in which we the punters gave private developer the money to built new hospitals which we the punters then leased back for the aforementioned private developers and paid private hospital operating companies handsomely to provide facility management services for said hospitals. (facilities in this case being doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, porters, cleaners, accountants (lots of accountants), administrators, more accountants, and so on.

PFI schemes were a wonderful scam by which private, for profit companies were able to be paid three times for doing one thing not very well.

OK, so it’s all changes now, the scheme was a triumph of ineptitude over common sense the government has decided. Well yes, it was, any businessman or competent private sector manager with half a brain could have told them that at the outset. And many of us did, loudly and often.

From BBC News:

Small hospitals are a fundamental part of the NHS vision for the future, Norman Lamb, the health minister has said.

Mr Lamb said he was passionate about the need to reinvent local hospitals, to better serve local people, and wanted to see a “grass roots” revolution in care of the elderly.

Speaking after Simon Stevens, the new head of the NHS, pledged a radical shift in policies to improve community services, and an end to “mass centralisation,” the minister welcomed the new direction.

In a marked reversal of current policy, Mr Stevens said on Friday that the NHS must expand its local services because too many elderly patients are being robbed of “dignity and compassion”.

He said that rather than issue any central blueprint, central NHS authorities would suggest new models of care – such as groups of hospital specialists and GPs working together, or hospitals taking over community services – but introduce far more flexibility, so local services could meet the needs of different populations. More on this story

Private finance Initiatives were never about providing a better service to the public of course, as with every policy advanced by the billionaire friendly, more elitist than The Queen, more right wing that Genghis Kahn, Labour Party, it was about shovelling money into the pockets of the super – rich.

As usual with British politics we find that if we keep moving ahead in a straight line re return to where we started from.

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Patient sues doctor who forgot to take out appendix during appendectomy

Going into hospital in Britain is scary, even if you are healthy and are only there to visit a friend or relative, you can easily end up minus a couple of limbs and on The Liverpool Care Pathway. But going to hospital in the USA is an even more hazardous adventure.

Surgical instruments, medical swabs, bedpans, x ray machines, student nurses, they have all ended up being left in patients after surgery. But even more potentially life threatening than what they sometimes put in is what they do not take out.

A New York man, we learned this week, had to have an appendectomy twice, since the first doctor simply forgot to take out his appendix.

CBS News reported Thursday, that investment banker William McCormack had surgery preformed by Dr. Michael Kerin at Lawrence Medical Center in Bronxville, N.Y. fourteen months ago to have his appendix removed.

But McCormack recently had to undergo a second surgery at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for what he thought was an unrelated medical ailment. A second doctor took a look at McCormack’s enlarged appendix and decided that it needed to come out.

Imagine McCormack’s confusion when he found out he’d had his appendix removed – twice.

“Dr. Kerin is a surgeon, he should’ve known what an appendix looks like,” McCormack’s attorney Mitchell Baker said to CBS 2. “Kerin apparently removed some type of “yellowish mass” from McCormack. The mass looked nothing like his appendix that was in need of removal.

Can’t wait to head how much the good doctor will be sued for. But ass the patient is an investment banker perhaps Kerin should be struck off for not makig a more lethal mistake.

hospital? The last place you want to be when you are sick.

The figures for people killed by starvation while in NHS oubliettes hospitals last year has been published by the Government amid mounting concern over the ability of NHS doctors to:

* Speak and understand English
* Demonstrate an understanding of basic human needs like food and drink
* Know the difference between their arse and their elbow.

The report will also fuel concerns about care homes, as it was disclosed that eight people starved to death and 21 people died of thirst while in care.

Last night there were warnings that they must prompt action by the NHS and care home regulators to prevent further deaths among patients.

The Office for National Statistics figures also showed that:

As well as 43 people who starved to death, 287 people were recorded by doctors as being malnourished when they died in hospitals;

A spokesman from The Department Of Health and Making Excuses said, “Clearly this state of affairs is not acceptable. We must make sure more boxes are ticked, more forms are filled in and more meetings are held. The only way to address this decline in standards is by making more work for bureaucrats.

Doctor prescribes prayer on the NHS

Not being a religious type I have little sympathy for Dr. Richard Scott, the Christian GP recently bollocked by the General Medical Council after he told a patient that praying for recovery might help him get better. OK, OK, I know prayer was the first therapeutic intervention allowed by Christian doctrine and the Christian church has been at the honourable forefront of healing ever since rioting Christians burned down the great library of Alexandria and destroyed the knowledge gathered by the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians and Assyrians. Many treatments right up to the 20th century involved getting the patient to pray for their own recovery.

But for a Doctor, and especially one paid by us impoverished taxpayers, starts prescribing prayer, he is well out of order.

Now I don’t know about you but although I respect peoples’ right to follow their preferred religion when I go to the Doctor I want drugs, powrerful ones that will sell for £15 a tablet on any streetcorner in Accrington. If my doctor advised me to pray for recoverey it would be he who needed divine intervention – to extract his sphagmanometer from his rectum.

Doctor prescribes prayer on the NHS

Not being a religious type I have little sympathy for Dr. Richard Scott, the Christian GP recently bollocked by the General Medical Council after he told a patient that praying for recovery might help him get better. OK, OK, I know prayer was the first therapeutic intervention allowed by Christian doctrine and the Christian church has been at the honourable forefront of healing ever since rioting Christians burned down the great library of Alexandria and destroyed the knowledge gathered by the Greeks, Egyptians, Persians and Assyrians. Many treatments right up to the 20th century involved getting the patient to pray for their own recovery.

But for a Doctor, and especially one paid by us impoverished taxpayers, starts prescribing prayer, he is well out of order.

Now I don’t know about you but although I respect peoples’ right to follow their preferred religion when I go to the Doctor I want drugs, powrerful ones that will sell for £15 a tablet on any streetcorner in Accrington. If my doctor advised me to pray for recoverey it would be he who needed divine intervention – to extract his sphagmanometer from his rectum.

It’;s Official: Civil Servants Are Not Required To Do Any Work.

In a story about a German Civil Servant who admitted on his retirement he had done absolutely nothing for fourteen years (Read full Story) I saw the comment below from Henry Leonard:

“I went into an NHS body as a temporary auditor, told them they were wasting hundreds of millions and killing hundreds (if not thousands) of people every year. My audit report was never issued and my services were promptly dispensed with.”

Sounds about right.

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NHS Physiotherapists Banned From Touching Patients.

Physiotherapists in Nottingham will no longer be able to deliver hands-on treatment to patients with strains, sprains and more serious problems. Instead patients needing treatment will be directed to websites where they can “learn exercises for themselves”.

This is the latest batshit crazy idea from the NHS suits that some silly lefties are up in arms over the government wanting to sack.

Physiotherapy patients in Rushcliffe, Notts. are to be given “advice and guidance” and directed to websites and information leaflets where they can learn exercises for themselves. Right so. And what if someone has lost all use and feeling on one side like I did and the only way the brain / muscle link can be restarted is for someone who really knows what they are doing to move the non functioning muscles manually. Well under the new scheme they’ll be Donald Ducked.

I remember having very hands on physiotherapy to try to prevent subluxation* of my shoulder as wasting of the shoulder muscles and shortening of muscles in my bak pulled the bones downwards and out of the socket. The physio was a beautiful girl named Cathy who had a body most women would cut off their right arm for and whose red hair fell in corkscrew curls round her shoulders.

Seeing that I could not do what she was asking on me to stretch the back, Cathy wrapped herself round me, one leg raise so her thigh rested on my hip, her right hand pushing my shoulder ito position and her left strestching my back, which meant the whole length on her lovely body was pressed right up against mine.

“I’m trying to get elongation in the posture muscles,” she told me. She was getting elongation alright but it wasn’t in my back. Still, having another organ brought back to life was a result for me. Physiotherapy is a hands on treatment, as professionals have been saying.

Phil Gray, chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said: “The managers seem to have invented a new form of physiotherapy that no one has heard of – do-not-touch physiotherapy,”

“Physiotherapists can’t actually physically touch you at all under this system. It is deeply unscientific

“There is no research or evidence to back up hands-off physiotherapy.

Quite. And instead of trying to halt much needed NHS reforms those silly Trotsyites in Labour and their fellow travellers should be campaigning to stop the suits protecting their own jobs and the profits of big business and sacrificing front line carers.

Don’t listen to screams about privatisation, the NHS was privatised by Labour. All that will be left in the public sector if the lefties get their way is a job creation scheme for bean counters and box tickers with Mickey Mouse degrees in public sector management.

*Subluxation: a medical subluxation is a “significant structural displacement, and therefore visible on static imaging studies” – Wikipedia

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