A group of us went along to a public forum event put on by East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) last week which was nothing more than a PR exercise which left everyone uninformed. They said that they wanted to hear our views but they clearly weren’t impressed when we spoke.
The rights of disabled people are enshrined in law. Yet, people who have had a colostomy or an ileostomoy are suffering enormous practical difficulties in public places as so few have appropriate toilet facilites. Sue Field, the Lead Stoma Care Specialist Nurse from East Sussex Healthcare Trust provided
If you ever doubted that our NHS was being destroyed we can now see clear evidence of this as our CCGs start to debate and vote on increasing thresholds for NHS treatments. We have also seen examples of proposals to ration services by cutting the numbers eligible for NHS treatment
A few facts from the Health Campaigns Together publication in January 2018 reveal a shocking state of affairs in our NHS. 16,900 people were left waiting in ambulances outside A&E units between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve – 15% increase in A&E attendances since 2010 – 350% increase in
Our hospitals are the next in line for severe cuts in funding from this Tory government hell-bent on destroying our healthcare service. Sustainability and transformation plans (STP) for primary care have already been incorporated into the operating plans of our CCGs. But we are now waiting for the publication of