BBC Panorama shines fresh spotlight on Furness General Hospital failings welcomed
Last updated at 16:57, Wednesday, 05 December 2012
GRIEVING families hope the heartache of hearing their stories told on national television will help raise awareness over the need for further investigation into failings at Furness General Hospital.
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'Suggestion' is being a little unfair. People are obliged to keep going to UHMB for medical care because it's a long way to Carlisle, Preston or Blackburn. As for the 'pointless comments', you might recall that if Titcombe, the Coroner and others had not kept harping on and on about the problems UHMB would have kept covering up the lot- including the 'out patients disaster' which affected 19,000 patients etc. and Halsall, Kane, Dyer etc. would still be there saying that everything is fine and they are being 'totally open and honest'. They don't sack most of the Board of Directors because a few people don't like the food or the paint on the walls.
Suggestion,"how many of you are sat on here making pointless comments yet return time after time to uhmb for care either for yourself or your family? all you hear is one sided stories from patients as the trust can rarely publish the full details of complaints/investigations due to confidentiality.
How about the evening mail run a cover story for the dept responsible for safety." Exactly what choice to people have in an emergency but to rely on their local hospital to provide adequate care? As it happens I relied on the Trusts responses following a complaint(3yrs for some answers)only to be faced with the same 'shortfalls' again, I have also witnessed excellent care for which I am extremely grateful however it should never be a lottery. With regards to your comment regarding one sided stories from patients, a public inquiry would be an ideal opportunity for the Trust to open up.
don't want to get into a debate with Mun but I worked in the public sector for 30 yrs I have no complaints with FGH actual nursing as relates to ME or my family but I have witnessed offices staff ignoring patients, and walking about with cups of coffee discussing their weekends with no sense of urgency or heavy workload.It need someone with an unblinkered view to take charge and sort out old practices