...is well underway.
As an ex BT underground cable maintenence engineer, I was curious to find out what all of the duct-laying activities going on for the past year, was all about.I asked one of the workers, today, what it was they were doing.
He said,"They were connecting all of the hospitals up".My local Doctor's surgery was also being connected, as I had to go down to make an appointment.They were fully booked.,so I said I would come back to make another appointment.
My point is 'Do the Hospitals not talk to each other already?'
'Do the Hospitals not talk to each other already?'
Yes, but this work sounds like it's designed to carry data cabling that will enable computer contact between hospitals and surgeries - everyone will be able to access everyone else's database information.
buteman - I could not get an appointment to see the practice nurse, today, for a yearly blood-pressure check, for over a week.I said I would get back to them in a couple of weeks.I was not miffed, as it wasn't an emergency.
I've posted this before, but the last time I had to ring NHS 24 about my wife they asked a few details such as post code, house number, DoB and within seconds had all her docs available to study.
They knew precise details of her disability, current ailments, medication, upcoming appointments etc.
More importantly, the ambulance crew had all relevant details available when they arrived (she also stayed on the phone with me until they did arrive, about twenty minutes. Very reassuring when you've got somebody lapsing into and out of unconsciousness at 1.30 in the morning).
morddwyd, the Health Service in Scotland is getting it's act together.I can put up with a little teething problems.There are a lot of older and more infirm people about these days...I will be one of them, in the not too distant future.Good Health to you and your missus!