Close the Hospital (almost)

Not as crazy as it sounds. In many jurisdictions, there are "Day Hospitals" and "Emergency Departments" which are separate entities. There is no reason why we could not send all day cases to Bupa in Aintree or in Birmigham etc. Admin can be outsourced now but isn't, the grounds workers and engineers can be outsourced now, but aren't. The food provision also. Some servcies have to stay like Casualty, Theatres and Emergency Ops, Intesive therapies areas. Elective Xrays and Physio can go out to community private providers and means tested. Lab tests can go to private contracters locally or to England where they will do it much cheaper and probably much better.So much can be done, but hasn't. The air links are sufficient now to make all this possible and on balance could well be far cheaper than keeping the main Hospital as a going concern. Smaller, largely privatised, and outsourced. Like other juridictions with the same problems have done. Also things can be sped along faster if it doesnt have to be done 5 times over for 5 members of Tynwald. Only Beecroft ever speaks or makes the decsion, why are there 5 members. For the money of course.

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Hard decisions need to be made, based on evidence of the experience of other jurisdictions. Head in the sand will not work.

by Kieron on April 19, 2017 at 09:11PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 19, 2017 at 22:31

    Close hospital and send patients for private health care in UK - you sure this will save money?
  • Posted by exhibit April 25, 2017 at 23:47

    And when someone dies waiting for blood test results from a lab across that would have been done ASAP in our own labs, who do we blame?
  • Posted by FionaSmith April 26, 2017 at 11:24

    Good luck when the planes don't fly the boats don't sail and you need an emergency transfer, which can take several hours.
    Who is going to pay for all the flights, boat passages, and follow up appointments at the uk hospitals?
    I am sorry but the individual who added this has idea clearly has NOT thought this through
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