Our local general hospital is, quite obviously, not thr only one in the country under the threat of a reduction in services and beds. Yesterday the BBC reported that Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon visited the Vale of Leven Hospital at
So I visited the website of the Greater Glasgow and
Basically, they cannot afford to pay for locums."Continuing to provide services with locum staff is not acceptable..."
She is quoted as saying "Whatever happens will be subject to independent scrutiny and will go out to public consultation."
Back to my role as transport analyst ... it is a 45 minute bus journey between the Vale of Leven Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley where many of the services would be transferred to with buses running every two hours.
I expect (or let us say, hope that, some of) their jobs will be taken up by private companies. But, obviously with loss of salary, pensions, rights etc.
Much closer to home … Kezia
Yesterday, a regular visit to the hospital, a blood test and picking up prescriptions. The weekly visits to the hospital seem to be based on her daily 6-mercapturine and weekly oral methotrexate treatment – according to the UKALL 2003 protocol, if her neutophil count is low, then she comes off the mercapturine and methotrexate until the neutrophil count has recovered.Yesterday everything fine.
I was hoping that hospital visits would be less frequent than weekly in this second year – but seemingly not. I will ask our consultant.
Nanda received a consent letter to sign at the hospital yesterday to authorise the use of existing bone marrow samples from Kezia for research into cancer resistance to vincristine. More details to follow.