Plan for new health centre in Westcliff

Echo: Councillors Paul Van Looy, Sally Carr and practice manager Lorna Salmon outside the health centre Councillors Paul Van Looy, Sally Carr and practice manager Lorna Salmon outside the health centre

MORE walk-in health centres should also be opened to reduce the number of patients visiting Southend Hospital, says one of the governors.

Ted Lewin, Lib Dem councillor for St Laurence, has called for a new primary care centre in London Road, Westcliff, similar to ones opened in North Road, Southend, and Valkyrie Road, Westcliff, last year.

He also criticised the St Luke’s Health Centre, in Pantile Avenue, Southchurch, which has operated from a temporary building since 2009.

His comments come at a time the hospital is struggling to come to terms with the number of patients coming through its doors.

Mr Lewin said: “St Luke’s walk-in centre at the Pantiles, a temporary building with a medical practice attached and little parking, is clearly not fit for purpose.

“The building is to be replaced in two years.

“A Shoebury resident went on a Saturday afternoon and there was no doctor and no bandages.

“We clearly need a large walkin facility on the London Road with adequate facilities and transport links, not part of a doctor’s surgery.”

Mr Lewin suggested the primary care centre be in the Chalkwell area.

The large former Toomey car showroom opposite Chalkwell Park may be a large enough site, but it is less than a mile from the Valkyrie Road Primary Care Centre.

The NHS said it would replace the St Luke’s Health Centre within two years after a campaign by St Luke’s councillors Sally Carr, Paul Van Looy and Brian Ayling last month.

Conservative Mrs Carr said: “We have worked tirelessly to get a new health centre in St Luke’s.

“We have lobbied anybody and everybody. It’s unfair for the west to get two primary care centres and the east didn’t get any, through no fault of our own.”

Plans for a new healthcare centre in Shoebury have been mooted since 2005 and were presented to the trust board, but the scheme was shelved after the Government announced a shake-up of the NHS in 2011.

NHS South Essex decided to close the Shoebury House health centre, which saw more than 160 patients a week, and move services five miles away to Westcliff in January last year.

The then primary care trust also warned Shoebury Health Centre in Campfield Road, which houses two GP practices as well as various services, including counselling, midwifery and nutrition, is nearing the end of its life and new premises need to be found.

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10:17am Wed 23 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment.
Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit.

This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually.

The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm.
People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple.

l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called.

Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra. Almeda11
  • Score: 1

10:40am Wed 23 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

enjoy the luxury of the existing waiting times while you can...... once those 7000 new builds go up, and the immigrant birth rates kick in, you'll know what waiting really means.....
enjoy the luxury of the existing waiting times while you can...... once those 7000 new builds go up, and the immigrant birth rates kick in, you'll know what waiting really means..... pembury53
  • Score: -2

11:44am Wed 23 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

pembury53 wrote:
enjoy the luxury of the existing waiting times while you can...... once those 7000 new builds go up, and the immigrant birth rates kick in, you'll know what waiting really means.....
You call the waiting times we now have A LUXURY!!! they are hell, no other country either has this crazy system, the way they did it in the past WAS a luxury compared to the chaos we have now.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: enjoy the luxury of the existing waiting times while you can...... once those 7000 new builds go up, and the immigrant birth rates kick in, you'll know what waiting really means.....[/p][/quote]You call the waiting times we now have A LUXURY!!! they are hell, no other country either has this crazy system, the way they did it in the past WAS a luxury compared to the chaos we have now. Almeda11
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1:30pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Almeda11 wrote:
What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment.
Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit.

This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually.

The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm.
People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple.

l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called.

Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
You don't get the Doctor of YOUR choice, this is the NHS, and lets turn those clocks back, so that the winging belly achers, don't clog up an already busy hospital.
Stern matrons on reception, not some weakling, looking as if they've just wandered in from some pathetic eco protest.
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]You don't get the Doctor of YOUR choice, this is the NHS, and lets turn those clocks back, so that the winging belly achers, don't clog up an already busy hospital. Stern matrons on reception, not some weakling, looking as if they've just wandered in from some pathetic eco protest. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Almeda11 wrote:
What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment.
Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit.

This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually.

The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm.
People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple.

l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called.

Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

1:31pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Almeda11 wrote:
What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment.
Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit.

This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually.

The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm.
People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple.

l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called.

Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -1

5:16pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Almeda11 wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
You don't get the Doctor of YOUR choice, this is the NHS, and lets turn those clocks back, so that the winging belly achers, don't clog up an already busy hospital. Stern matrons on reception, not some weakling, looking as if they've just wandered in from some pathetic eco protest.
You seem, in part, completely misunderstood what l said, and yes l DO know this is the nhs thank you very much, l am not as dense as some on here!

And YES, you CAN get the doctor of your choice if you are prepared to wait for an appointment at your surgery, as l have done, and other people have done, are you ignorant of this fact?

And whinging belly achers didn`t clog up Aand E, precisely because they could walk into their surgery when they were ill, not have to wait 3 days or longer for an appointment.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]You don't get the Doctor of YOUR choice, this is the NHS, and lets turn those clocks back, so that the winging belly achers, don't clog up an already busy hospital. Stern matrons on reception, not some weakling, looking as if they've just wandered in from some pathetic eco protest.[/p][/quote]You seem, in part, completely misunderstood what l said, and yes l DO know this is the nhs thank you very much, l am not as dense as some on here! And YES, you CAN get the doctor of your choice if you are prepared to wait for an appointment at your surgery, as l have done, and other people have done, are you ignorant of this fact? And whinging belly achers didn`t clog up Aand E, precisely because they could walk into their surgery when they were ill, not have to wait 3 days or longer for an appointment. Almeda11
  • Score: 3

5:18pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free
Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 0

5:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Almeda11 wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.!
Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT[/p][/quote]l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.! Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one. Almeda11
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

Living the La Vida Legra wrote:
Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free
lt`s NOT free,, what a bunch of gullible people we have in Southend !!!
We pay National lnsurance and tax, THAT is in part for the NHS.

l`m pleased that you receive good care in the NHS, however this article was not about the quality of care but accessability, so l won`t say much about that apart from the fact that there are many, many horror stories in the Echo, and National press, far too many in fact, but l`m sure you`ve read them, most people do.
[quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free[/p][/quote]lt`s NOT free,, what a bunch of gullible people we have in Southend !!! We pay National lnsurance and tax, THAT is in part for the NHS. l`m pleased that you receive good care in the NHS, however this article was not about the quality of care but accessability, so l won`t say much about that apart from the fact that there are many, many horror stories in the Echo, and National press, far too many in fact, but l`m sure you`ve read them, most people do. Almeda11
  • Score: 2

6:05pm Wed 23 Apr 14

timedontstandstill says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment.
Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit.

This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually.

The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm.
People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple.

l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called.

Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
Almeda -I completely agree with you, l also remember those times, a darn sight better than today, you didn`t even need to make an appointment, and got seen straightaway. l have a friend, in another part of the country, where they can just walk in and be seen, she would never swap for a group practice.
lgnore the ignorant and idiotic comments, they can`t contribute, just be offensive, really not worth bothering with.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT[/p][/quote]Almeda -I completely agree with you, l also remember those times, a darn sight better than today, you didn`t even need to make an appointment, and got seen straightaway. l have a friend, in another part of the country, where they can just walk in and be seen, she would never swap for a group practice. lgnore the ignorant and idiotic comments, they can`t contribute, just be offensive, really not worth bothering with. timedontstandstill
  • Score: 2

8:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Almeda11 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Almeda11 wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.!
Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one.
IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT[/p][/quote]l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.! Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one.[/p][/quote]IDIOT carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

8:06am Thu 24 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

Almeda11 wrote:
Living the La Vida Legra wrote: Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free
lt`s NOT free,, what a bunch of gullible people we have in Southend !!! We pay National lnsurance and tax, THAT is in part for the NHS. l`m pleased that you receive good care in the NHS, however this article was not about the quality of care but accessability, so l won`t say much about that apart from the fact that there are many, many horror stories in the Echo, and National press, far too many in fact, but l`m sure you`ve read them, most people do.
it's mostly free, if your foreign...
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Living the La Vida Legra[/bold] wrote: Just a point I have to make! I am late 40s I have used The NHS on numerous times And every time I have used this service I have had the best experience on each time. Don't knock it just Love it! It is unique and free[/p][/quote]lt`s NOT free,, what a bunch of gullible people we have in Southend !!! We pay National lnsurance and tax, THAT is in part for the NHS. l`m pleased that you receive good care in the NHS, however this article was not about the quality of care but accessability, so l won`t say much about that apart from the fact that there are many, many horror stories in the Echo, and National press, far too many in fact, but l`m sure you`ve read them, most people do.[/p][/quote]it's mostly free, if your foreign... pembury53
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10:58am Thu 24 Apr 14

Almeda11 says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Almeda11 wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Almeda11 wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.
IDIOT
l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.! Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one.
IDIOT
carnmountyouknowitma
kessense --- and you very possible alias --
Nowthatsworthknowing .

There is only one idiot on here, and it`s certainly not me !!!
At least l can debate a subject, all you can do is shout insults, how very MATURE and INTELLIGENT that is !!! LOL.

Any further, insulting comments will certainly be reported, and if you would like to meet me personally, and say that to my face, then please let me know, suggest a time,afternoons, and place and we can arrange it., but l doubt you`d have the bottle, but it`s not me who`s the keyboard coward here, is it !!
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: What we need is a complete change in the atrocious appointments system, where patients can be kept waiting for up to an hour, sometimes longer, just to make an appointment. Then, it is almost impossible to see the doctor of your choice on that day, or sometimes the next few days, only if you are an emergency can you see a doctor on the day or request a home visit. This crazy system is the reason why so many are turning up at A and E, because they cannot be seen for days usually. The answer is simple, turn to clock back to how it used to be 40 plus years ago, when surgeries doors were open at specific times, usually 9 to 10-30 am and around 4-30--6-30 pm. People could just walk in and were seen in the order they came in, simple. l know know that many practices are group practices, but this system could still work as long as patients just saw the next available doctor when they were called. Those that wanted to see the doctor of their choice could still make an appointment, and this needn`t rule out another walk in centre, Southend is overcrowed as it is so still a good additional extra.[/p][/quote]IDIOT[/p][/quote]l won`t stoop to your level or mentality. You are obviously someone who can only insult but incapable even of giving a reasons why you dislike my sensible suggestions? which many sensible people would.! Just another pathetic keyboard coward, who wouldn`t have the guts to say that to my face, you should feel ashamed of yourself for being one.[/p][/quote]IDIOT[/p][/quote]carnmountyouknowitma kessense --- and you very possible alias -- Nowthatsworthknowing . There is only one idiot on here, and it`s certainly not me !!! At least l can debate a subject, all you can do is shout insults, how very MATURE and INTELLIGENT that is !!! LOL. Any further, insulting comments will certainly be reported, and if you would like to meet me personally, and say that to my face, then please let me know, suggest a time,afternoons, and place and we can arrange it., but l doubt you`d have the bottle, but it`s not me who`s the keyboard coward here, is it !! Almeda11
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