Navigation Links
Pet Peeves: Conservatives Howl at Proposal to Share NHS Hosp by Pets and People

A bid to utilize a debt ridden NHS hospital's radiotherapy department to dogs and cats ailing from cancer drew criticism from the union and the conservatives//.

To effectively manage the £24m debt at Ipswich hospital in Suffolk, suggestions came in from the staff that a pets’ clinic could be instituted on Saturdays to put the under utilized equipments to good use and also deal with the huge debt. According to the calculations made by the managers, the earnings from the Saturday pet clinic would at least help pay the salaries of the nursing staff.

Assuring no disadvantage to patients, hospital spokeswoman, Jane Rowsell said, "More than 700 ideas were generated by staff to find ways of increasing the money that we have or to find better ways of saving money. No patient will be disadvantaged by this. Our radiotherapy staff have a special interest in this field and wanted to explore whether the equipment could be used in this way on a Saturday morning, when nobody is using it. I am told that radiotherapy has proved to be very effective in treating dogs and cats with cancer." The lady also confirmed that anti allergy drapes would be used and no stone would be left unturned to keep the hospital spick and span.

A spokeswoman for Unison, which speaks out for the multitiude of hospital workers, said "There must be other places where people are waiting for treatment or treatment could be speeded up. That would be a much better, proper use of the facilities, and £50,000 is neither here or there in terms of debt. Why not use the hospital for humans as it is intended - not for dogs and cats?"

The shadow health secretary, Andrew Lansley, did not bat an eyelid as he shot down the proposal, saying, "These are the lengths the NHS is being driven to by the government's financial mismanagement and the way deficits are impacting on hospitals. One would normally expect NHS equipment to be fully occupied providing services to NHS patients ."

Katherine Murphy, a spokeswoman for the Patients' Association, said "Do we really have to resign ourselves to such desperate measures as to begin treating animals where people are treated? Is this really the way forward? I hope this idea never gets off the ground. I think it is a disaster waiting to happen. Surely there are other ways of identifying areas where costs could be reduced? Let's keep hospitals for humans.
SV
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Biologicals Transfer Proposal between US and Indian Biotechnology
2. Proposal to license Ayurveda Practitioners in the US
3. Government’s Latest Proposal Under Fire from IM
4. Proposal to revamp WIC food package
5. Proposal to Build Six new Hospitals Met with Rage
6. More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF
7. AMA Rejects PBS Measure and Share Proposals
8. Proposal to offer free surgery for obese children
9. Sex-change Only on Paper? Health Watch Dog Backtracks on Proposal
10. Single Women and Lesbians To Enjoy Full Rights in Donor Child Proposals
11. Tuberculosis Experts Outline Proposals to Speed Up Drug Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/4/2016)... Fl (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... that will give patients better access to nutraceuticals and help doctors more efficiently ... EMR patient portal and practice management software platform for Integrative and Functional Medicine. ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... "Perfect Harmony comes with 20 completely ... editors to create professional looking video in a matter of minutes," said Christina ... beautifully designed 3D environment for placing in personal media. Twenty pre-made layouts are ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 03, 2016 , ... ... "Best Surgical Body Shaping" at the 2016 Anti-Aging & Beauty Awards ... , The Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC) brings together ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... "Pro3rd Displace ... animation styles with unique displacement design elements," said Christina Austin - CEO of ... Choose from a variety of design styles that include both left aligned and ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... Washington DC (PRWEB) , ... December 04, 2016 , ... ... Environmental, one of the most certified and experienced Indoor Air Quality Companies in VA, ... Assessment and Remediation Regulations. , The new mold law in the district ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/5/2016)... Dec. 5, 2016  Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. ... Programs Gary Tennis today filled prescriptions for ... Pharmacy in York to demonstrate ... Dr. Levine as a prescription to acquire naloxone at ... important to remember that any Pennsylvanian can walk up ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... 5, 2016 According to a new market ... Transplantation, Growth Factor Technology, Tissue Scaffolds, Cell-free composites), Application (Hyaline Cartilage, ... market is projected to reach USD 779.8 Million by 2021 from ... during the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... ...
(Date:12/5/2016)... Sanovas, Inc., a life science asset ... of its wholly owned subsidiary, Intubation Science, Inc., and its ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161202/445251LOGO   ... Sanovas, Inc. ... There are over 40 million Endotracheal Intubations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: