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purpleme12 Wed 11-Nov-20 14:49:23

Did anyone watch this this week?
Really sobering and hard to watch
Quite upsetting and made me a bit angry. All these patients having to wait
And then at the end the cancer had spread again on one of them! So upsetting

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RalphtheMouth Wed 11-Nov-20 17:21:21

It was so sad and seemed to me so unnecessary when the Nightingale hospitals seemed to have so much capacity. I know nurses/doctors were redeployed, but surely they should have carried on treating cancer patients.

tortoiseshell1985 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:49:00

The lady with the aneurysm whose surgery was cancelled in March, then nearly cancelled again because of lack of ICU bed and equipment failure....

purpleme12 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:55:48

It's just shocking really.
Just glad she had it in the end
They seemed so accepting of it all. But who knows how they feel now

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JamminDoughnuts Wed 11-Nov-20 19:07:25

it was very depressing and worrying.

tortoiseshell1985 Wed 11-Nov-20 22:31:43

What grabbed me was the chaotic planning. I know obviously they were reacting to a fast developing situation but the chaotic decision making at the top just reverberated all the way downwards.

BobsKnobs Thu 12-Nov-20 06:46:40

RalphtheMouth

It was so sad and seemed to me so unnecessary when the Nightingale hospitals seemed to have so much capacity. I know nurses/doctors were redeployed, but surely they should have carried on treating cancer patients.

Nightingale hospitals were a PR stunt. We have >40,000 nurse vacancies. Who would you have proposed staff them? They were also unfit for purpose as covid causes multi organ failure not just pulmonary. They were no good for ambulatory patients as no bathrooms.

lazymum99 Thu 12-Nov-20 09:18:48

I read about what they have done in a hospital in Croydon. They have made a hospital within a hospital so that covid patients and staff are completely separate. They have managed to catch up with all those waiting etc. It’s really clever and should be done elsewhere.

Toddlerteaplease Sat 14-Nov-20 18:05:31

I was more shocked that patients with aneurysms had their surgery cancelled. That's far more urgent than a lot of cancer surgery. I can't imagine how those patients coped knowing that they could die at any moment.

purpleme12 Sat 14-Nov-20 18:06:13

I'm just shocked by both really

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tortoiseshell1985 Sat 14-Nov-20 23:35:30

Toddlerteaplease

I was more shocked that patients with aneurysms had their surgery cancelled. That's far more urgent than a lot of cancer surgery. I can't imagine how those patients coped knowing that they could die at any moment.

The lady whose procedure nearly didn't go ahead, the consultant said she was booked up right through December so if the procedure hadn't gone ahead that day...

Sertchgi123 Mon 16-Nov-20 22:55:36

Should be compulsory viewing for everyone.

purpleme12 Mon 16-Nov-20 22:57:16

I don't know why I watch really
It's so hard watching

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Toddlerteaplease Tue 17-Nov-20 12:19:26

Couldn't understand why they kept that lady in hospital waiting for her op. When she's come in with an unrelated problem in the first place. She'd have been better waiting at home.

Toddlerteaplease Tue 17-Nov-20 12:20:53

I must admit that it really irritates me that cancer gets prioritised above everything else, when other conditions are equally as serious/ life threatening.

Torvean32 Fri 20-Nov-20 02:38:13

Toddlerteaplease

I must admit that it really irritates me that cancer gets prioritised above everything else, when other conditions are equally as serious/ life threatening.

Without being argumentative which disease should they take money from cancer for?

Toddlerteaplease Fri 20-Nov-20 14:51:05

There are loads of other serious illnesses, cystic fibrosis, MS, MND. Etc. I'm not saying they should take money from it. Just not prioritise it over everything else.

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