FOUND! IN THE GLASGOW TRIANGLE: A PATIENT’S TRAVELS THROUGH THREE GLASGOW HOSPITALS

By: Ronald Maclean, Island of Lewis, a story of one man’s treatment, lacking the ‘public interest’ that the Reporting Scotland editor desires. Now if he could modify the story and introduce excessive delays and a bird-related infection leading to his near-death, then…..

I live some distance from major medical centres.

I was recently referred from my home area to the Glasgow Hospital Area for investigation, diagnosis and treatment for a very rapidly deterioring ondition.

I received a quick appointment and was seen on time.The consultant soon decided that the suspected diagnosis did not explain the distress I was in. He immediately referred me to a second Glasgow hospital which had the necessary expertise and infrastructure to contiue with the investigation. After very quick tests, scans then more scans, diagnosis was made and treatment begun almost immediately.

Further investigation showed serious developing problems and I was admitted to the second hospital for more tests. Shortly afterwards I was taken to a third Glasgow hospital with the expertise and equipment necessary for a precisely targeted approach to my treatment.

I returned to the second hospital to continue and to be made ready to return home safely and ready for more treatment.

This is an amazing system of co-ordinated medical care.

Throughout I was treated with dignity, courtesy and respect while being advised, guided and helped by teams of totally dedicated professionals working at impressive speeds through complex, sophisticated infrastructures and procedures.

I did nothing.

I cannot speak too highly of the care I received. Truly superior professional achievement at the highest level working in harmony for the common good. Thank you so much.

Unfortunately there are some people in Scotland whose primary purpose seems to be informing us only about the bad things we have and the good things we’ll never have. Among a number of such groups seems to be BBC Scotland based at Pacific Quay. Please co-operate, combine your talents, question their motives rigorously and publically and don’t hesitate to ask them to justify their attacks. Follow up by taking all necessary steps to ensure the protection of such a priceless Scottish asset.

Please circulate this around ALL the hospital workforce. Thank you.

Ronald Maclean.
Island of Lewis

I addressed this to my msp Alasdair Allan with copies to; Nicola Sturgeon; Jeane Freeman; Richard Leonard; Monica Lennon; Alison Johnstone; Patrick Harvie; Willie Rennie; The National; I tried but failed to reach Philippa Whitford.

I hope it’s of some interest

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

10 thoughts on “FOUND! IN THE GLASGOW TRIANGLE: A PATIENT’S TRAVELS THROUGH THREE GLASGOW HOSPITALS

  1. Great stuff ,such a positive narrative from a “client” despite the strenuous efforts of the MSM to broadcast the usual dismal stories of failure and decline .Recent personal experience of treatment in the Golden Jubilee hospital supports that positive message , great staff , meticulous attention , speedy treatment resulting in high client satisfaction . Heaven forfend that Trump’ s private medicine model gets any traction here , keep your greedy mitts off our NHS.

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  2. That’s more like it , there will be thousands of stories like this but the Unionists and the BBC are not interested in telling them because they are SNP Goood stories.

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  3. Another good one.
    The test I provided showed further investigation was required,that was the letter I received on the 29 Nov 2018 I went to hospital 27 Dec 2018 had the procedure done,no complaints all 5 star treatment but as has been said a good health story not one the BBC would be interested in.

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  4. Further encouraging stats regarding employment, unemployment and economic activity among Scotland’s 16 – 24 year olds carried on news.gov.scot today. Link and snippets below:

    https://news.gov.scot/news/employment-unemployment-and-inactivity-for-young-people-16-24-years-scotland

    New statistics from the Annual Population Survey have been released which show that 336,000 young people aged 16-24 years were in employment in Scotland in October 2018 to September 2019. The employment rate for young people was 59.0 per cent, higher than a year ago (57.9 per cent).

    In the same period, 34,000 young people aged 16-24 years were unemployed. The unemployment rate for young people was 9.1 per cent, lower than a year ago (9.5 per cent).

    In the same period, 199,000 young people aged 16-24 years were economically inactive. The economic inactivity rate for young people was 35.0 per cent, lower than the year before (36.1 per cent).

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  5. Off topic – but saw this amusing info on beeb world news – Clearly Johnson will be close behind Trump’s USA in negotiating a full Free Trade Agreement with the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda. Link ands snippets below:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50849559?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story

    The US Department of Agriculture listed Wakanda as a free-trade partner – despite it being a fictional country.

    A USDA spokesperson said the Kingdom of Wakanda was added to the list by accident during a staff test.

    The department’s online tariff tracker hosted a detailed list of goods the two nations apparently traded, including ducks, donkeys and dairy cows.

    In the Marvel universe, Wakanda is the fictional East African home country of superhero Black Panther.

    The fictional country was removed soon from the list after US media first queried it, prompting jokes that the countries had started a trade war.

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  6. I think that this might actually be the biggest news in how our NHS has improved over the past decade – integrated healthcare. I only really know from how a friend was treated as an outpatient, once in the system she was taken through each stage of investigation and treatment from different departments – even though each health professional ‘knew’ what it was (and so in the past would have likely ended the investigation) she was sent on to the next stage without having to go back to her GP, and without having to ask for second opinions – she is still waiting for MRI scan results that should (hopefully) verify it isn’t more serious than each health professional believes. This means that underlying serious problems will be discovered without having to become more ill and sets one’s mind at rest. This is how it SHOULD be done, and I’m sure we will see real benefits in the near future.

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