Today, BBC Wales tells us of ‘chaos’ in Cardiff University Hospital of Wales’ A&E department and Ian Cottrell’s wait of nearly 40 hours. Mt Cottrell said:
There were others that were shouting, lying on the floors because there were no beds,” he said.
They were saying they were going to discharge themselves.
It’s chaos in there. No one knows what’s going on. It seems like there’s no duty of care to anyone.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59689043
The health board, no names offered, responded that anyone unhappy with its care should report it, to them of course, and not to BBC Wales’ version of John Beattie or Kay Adams.
FM of Wales, Mark Drakeford, was not featured in the BBC Wales report, as he usually isn’t.
In Scotland, in September Robert Ewing approached BBC Scotland to tell them of his mother’s 8 hour wait for an ambulance. The Scottish Ambulance Service apologised straight-off but that wasn’t enough for him. He went to BBC Scotland and they let him have a good rant, like the guy in Wales too, but this time the story went right to the top:
Nicola Sturgeon says it’s going to be fully investigated but what does that mean?,” Mr Ewing said. “Is she going to get in touch with us and tell us why my poor mother had to lie there for eight hours?
Nicola Sturgeon said health services were dealing with the most challenging combination of circumstances in their history due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Opposition politicians have highlighted a series of serious ambulance delays, including one where a man died after a 40-hour wait.
Mr Ewing said getting military help could have happened sooner once the government knew Covid cases were rising and hospitals were getting busier again.
“Why didn’t Nicola Sturgeon put in place a plan of action two or three weeks ago?,” he said. “I don’t think she would like her mother lying there in agony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-58585395
BBC Scotland know how to demonise a politician, how to distort the reality their audience faces and make them too anxious to vote for change.
When will they send Kay Adams and John Beattie down to BBC Wales to teach them to justify the ‘brit’ in BBC?