My mother is very frail. She is 95 years of age. Her residential home phoned for the GP today because they thought she was dying. The on call GP refused to come out because he had a meeting! We are with Bridge Street Surgery Loughborough. The doctor who failed to respond to the call out refused to talk to my wife even though he knows her personally. My wife in desperation dialled 999 and the paramedics arrived. They decided that she be admitted directly to a ward. Seven hours later an ambulance arrived and took her 15 miles to the Royal at Leicester!! This is how we look after our elderly in the modern world. It is frankly disgraceful!
I actually doubt if there is a family in this country who have not suffered from the administrative incompetence of the Health Trusts in this country. The doctor who refused to attend knows my wife as she is a former Medical Receptionist. He is normally a wonderful doctor and almost a family friend but today was inexcusable.
Our socialist politicians, those that like to make political capital out of their own mistakes, often like to highlight those in poverty. We are constantly reminded of the poor in Africa and the poor in the government created ghettos like Tottenham and Hackney. Believe me the only genuine poor in this country are the elderly trying to survive on government pensions. They have paid into the system their whole lives and now must face a miserable old age. They are also the last people to be represented by the likes of Ed Miliband. There is no glamour or political prestige in the elderly. Old age is not for cissies!
I have often blogged about the decline of civilization in this country but today really brought it home to me. The young are out of control and the elderly are ignored. Our politicians hand billions to the unaudited EU and millions to African property developers in Paris but they cannot get an ambulance to take my mother to hospital when she is dying and her own GP cared not a jot!
It says it all!