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    • DonnaLL
    • By DonnaLL 10th Feb 18, 9:38 AM
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    Crowd funding in a bid to try and do some good
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    Crowd funding in a bid to try and do some good 10th Feb 18 at 9:38 AM
    Im not sure if this is the right place to post but I am aware that this is not everybody thing. If it is not your thing, please can you leave the negativity.


    You can find this :

    justgiving. com /crowdfunding /ournhs

    For many years now, we have read the stories of how our NHS is failing and it is apparent it isn!!!8217;t getting any better.

    The government appear to be doing not a great deal about it and seem quite content with privatisation amongst other things, other than ploughing much needed funding into making the NHS somewhat stable again.

    Recent weeks have had stories in the media of:
    Patients dying in beds in the corridors of hospitals,
    Operations being cancelled because of bed shortages,
    A&E waiting times being too lengthy,
    Doctors and nurses being completely stretched and working extra hours to cope with the additional pressures.
    Patients being put at risk because of staff shortages

    More needs to be done to help our National Health Service, which at the moment, is dying.

    I am sure many have used the NHS at some point during their lives, albeit to have an arm put in a cast, have an operation, to have a baby or for them to tend to a sick child.

    The NHS is not just about Doctors and Nurses but we have the Midwives, Surgeons, Paediatricians, Health Care Assistants, Paramedics, even down to the people who keep your hospital clean and serve you in the canteen when you need a break. All of these people and more deserve a pat on the back and I think we owe them a great deal of thanks

    ** This year celebrates Our National Health Service turning 70 years old, let!!!8217;s give it a Birthday to remember**

    A recent survey carried out by the media saw that over 60% of us, would be happy to pay 1 a week to help save our NHS, so now I say, let's "lets help give some life back to the NHS" and put this survey to the test.

    We donate so much of our money to other deserving charities, perhaps we could use just a fraction of that to support our NHS. If the figures are correct:
    Population of England is 53 Million
    If only 5% of the population donated 1
    That would be a total of 2.65Million

    Whilst I will not be able to reach this target I am sure whatever is achieved will go a long way to helping.

    Thank you for taking the time to read
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 10th Feb 18, 9:48 AM
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    Enterprise 1701C
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    • 10th Feb 18, 9:48 AM
    Whilst I do not disagree with this idea, I do think the nhs execs could do more towards it themselves, instead of allowing companies to charge ridiculous amounts for maintenance, and for various drugs that should cost pennies but cost nearer to 100 a pack because the company have found loopholes in the way they can charge for them.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • jackomdj
    • By jackomdj 10th Feb 18, 11:09 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:09 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 11:09 AM
    This is why I pay taxes. I think as Enterprise stated the NHS/government need to think first about costs etc. Similar to giving extra to the NHS should we then start to give extra to our children's schools (which I am happy to do for non educational things), maintenance of roads etc.

    Prescriptions where the item costs less than the prescription shouldn't be given. Prescriptions shouldn't be given unless necessary.

    See this link about the price to change a lightbulb (apologies for the paper it is in! Saw it on FB!
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