Opening hospital non covid

Start hospitals offering routine surgery

Why the contribution is important

Have been left since February with bowel cancer and no surgery date as yet, just a letter from the hospital saying they aren’t doing surgery because of covid

by Gman1212 on May 05, 2020 at 01:00PM

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  • Posted by Mumandnan May 05, 2020 at 13:37

    Why can’t the special hospitals built for Coronavirus, be used to bring down the very long waiting list, that are now in place because most have been put on hold. If something like this is not done, our wonderful NHS reputation, will be one where you have to wait years for an operation unless you pay privately.
  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 05, 2020 at 15:24

    Yes, my sympathies. They should now use only a few select hospitals for Covid, and the rest get back to 'normal'. My wife needs a hysterectomy, and is in much pain most days.
  • Posted by Boblidd May 05, 2020 at 16:24

    Agree not sure if the Jubilee has any covid patients but a hospital like that should have been kept for emergency and other operations.
  • Posted by GR May 05, 2020 at 20:43

    Scottish NHS Hospitals are working frantically behind the scenes to get back up and running with prioritisation based upon need. For cancer surgery then those surgeons who have (unfortunately ) suffered but thankfully recovered from confirmed COVID-19 may be in best position to start operating - but my understanding is that patients will have to have strictly been isolated prior and be twice tested negative prior to operation. Operating inadvertently on patients who have unsuspected COVID-19 has been shown to have dreadful results. All hospitals including GJNH have had COVID-19 positive patients so it is not possible to have any designated as COVID-19-free, some may be seen as relatively clean if they have no IP beds - e.g the Glasgow ACHs but then they cannot undertake major surgeries.... The Louisa Jordan Hospital of course has no operating facilities or sophisticated diagnostics so no use to help with waiting lists.
  • Posted by Shielder May 06, 2020 at 02:13

    I think it's vital the public feel safe entering a health facility. Most are staying away for fear of catching covid-19 in their GP's or hospital's. When positive case numbers are down I would like to see all patients being treated in the one hospital site and the staff treating them not moving between departments. It's been mentioned at enough Briefings now that there is transmission in hospitals so I think this needs to be addressed quickly, it's making the public very nervous. I know they have the Louisa Jordan in Glasgow but I would like to see something in the East Coast. Could the uncompleted work on the new Sick Kids building not be completed urgently and that site used as a Covid hospital? I'm in the Shielded Group and wouldn't even want to visit my GP never mind a hospital. Looking at the figures it seems a vast percentage of the population share this concern.
  • Posted by MargaretR19 May 06, 2020 at 08:24

    Agree with testing measures in place
  • Posted by Tiernan28 May 06, 2020 at 10:21

    Yes. I believe there is capacity to do this and ensure the consequences of Covid 19 don’t widen yet further
  • Posted by andrewtlloyd May 06, 2020 at 13:36

    The solution to this has to be to re-configure the Louisa Jordan and the Nightingale Hospitals in England to be more general purpose COVID-19 hospitals offering the full spectrum of oxygen, blood plasma and (hopefully) pharmaceutical therapies leaving the General Hospitals for all other conditions.
  • Posted by Bspence May 06, 2020 at 15:15

    There should be at least one hospital that doesn't treat covid for patients who are at great risk of dying of vivid (ie, chemo patients) . Or where possible, a wing of some hospitals that can be kept separate
  • Posted by TMAMB May 06, 2020 at 16:23

    I think it is vital that some services resume in the NHS- we run the risk of more harm resulting to more people if this does not happen.
  • Posted by Laura_m_88 May 06, 2020 at 16:44

    We should have a hospital free of covid patients to help resume normal NHS work so that we dont have issues later on. The NHS Louisa Jordon could do that or have patients with suspected/confirmed covid transfered there to try and stop the spread in wards
  • Posted by JackieScott May 06, 2020 at 23:24

    I think all covid patients should be treated at the louisa Jordan and the golden jubilee for overspill - most other hospitals resume as normal asap. I am unsure of total numbers across Scotland but if those two hospitals aren't sufficient, chose a further hospital. Covid isn't going to go away for some time so we need to be able to manage our nhs appropriately whilst dealing with covid. Thus all staff, medics etc are totally separate and not in contact with staff dealing with non covid patients.
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