A shortage eh? The BBC Scotland Health Correspondent will have the facts, the numbers, eh?
Nope, no numbers just this:
On Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon was challenged to publish Scotland-wide figures on the extent of staffing shortages.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-58755256
So a full time health correspondent with a team of researchers can’t find this out themselves? They want the FM to get the data from a mainly private sector service for them?
Surely they could have phoned up some care homes? You know the ones where a cousin of Anas Sarwar is the owner or where the manager lives next door to John Beattie? That kind of thing?
Of course, they’re running businesses. They don’t want us to know if they have too few staff to care for our old folk.
We do hear, unsourced, of a gap of 350 in the Aberdeenshire local authority workforce. Who told them that? Why can’t they be named? Douglas Ross is the linesman for their next match?
Anyhow, on that basis, nothing, we’re straight onto the ‘hospital crisis’. No mention, of course, of plummeting infecting levels, falling hospital admissions, falling ICU numbers or falling staff absences. A real correspondent knows how easy it is to get that data but this one doesn’t want to know because it doesn’t fit her agenda to keep scaring some of us.