We have got three new senior directors bounced onto us,
a CEO who used to run a PCT, a turnaround director who
didn't realise she was pregnant with twins and comes from
Simon's neck of the woods in her past life and a financial
director who appeared on the TV who is a major bruiser.
I think the small but perfectly formed CEO is using his
two female henchmen as the bad cops and will so appear as
a nice guy.
I hope this is the first hand in a dangerous game of poker
with HMG, however our previous CEO was forced to fall on
her sword when she tried it, as were all her team.
The fundamental problem is that the Scarborough area gets
£411 per patient for health care whereas York and
Harrogate get £561 per patient. If we were funded at the
rate of the rest of North Yorks then we would not have a
problem and indeed would be in profit by a long way.
Of our 1973 WTE, there are 175 medics, 650 nurses and 150
PAMS so there should be some cuts without losing front
We had all our ambulances stacked on my driveway whilst
the cameras were here due to lack of space to unload, due
to the failure of the PCT to return patients to their
homes or a nursing home. The PCT has closed several of out
intermediate care beds set up by the acute trust as they
won't be needed.
We cant access the community hospital beds because the
GP's won't accept the patients into their care.
We have a ward now full of cases waiting to die because
their nursing homes wont accept them back for end of life
It will be interesting!
The first we as consultants new of this was when radio 2
reported it at 11am when the first meeting with the staff
was at 12.30!
the consultants are due to be told next week!
I had a meeting with the financial director on the tuesday
but no mention was made. This was the first she had heard
of the "urgent care document" and the fact that the CEM
had responded to it.
She is now telling everyone I am going to save the
hospital because my department will take on all acute care
and save the world, Oh and do it on 250 000K a year less!
More when I know it
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 19:12:40 +0100
"McCormick Simon Dr, Consultant, A&E"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So, is Andy Volans going to give us an insider's view on
> consequence of `restructuring` the NHS for the future.
> Simon McCormick
> (Short staffed but not about to lose 30% more staff!)
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