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The truths they don't want you to read....

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Health Board

Have they really balanced the books for the first time in years?

Subject to the normal checking processes, it looks like the Board might be back on track, and the pressure might just (possibly) be lifted.

If this is the case, then I am delighted, and as one of the many doubters I was not sure it could ever have been achieved, but the new, new, management seem to have achieved this.

Of course, the next big question is "How is the accumulated deficit to be recovered?" and what impact will that have on services for the coming years?

Still, I'm not going to carp. At least until the answers to the above become clear.

Update 11.30: I'm told that part of the cost savings has been to no longer have a radiographer on duty or on call at the weekends. Consequently, people with broken limbs have been told to come back on Monday. If this is true.....

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about the Health Board Angus try CnES. The CEO has just issued a Committee paper asking them to give his wife a job!

Angus said...

Any chance of a copy?

Anonymous said...

Need a bit of confidentiality on that one

Angus said...

Total confidentiality - guaranteed

Anonymous said...

Done

Anonymous said...

Angus - that's old news. She's been lined up for the job for a few weeks.

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that hospital staff are actively discouraged from calling out the on-call radiographer, for fear of incurring the call-out fee. That left at least one person with postponed treatment for a chest infection last weekend.

Anonymous said...

"come back on Monday for an x-ray"- this has been health board policy for several years unless you are so badly injured it is obvious there is a broken bone, and it becomes embarrassing to have patients self- diagnose!