Support the health service to provide the most needed healthcare

Designate specific facilities and resources to Covid treatment - Nightingale centres plus a number of most appropriately located and equipped health facilities reconfigured and staffed. Allow the other 70% of the health system to operate 'normally', with enhanced screening, testing and triage facilities before admission to protect their continuing operation.

Why the contribution is important

It is widely discussed that number of people adversely affected due to the withdrawal of the majority of ongoing health care services will dwarf those affected by Covid, and in the medium and long term could be much more lethal. Even if our initial reaction to abandon ongoing healthcare services to focus on Covid was required to build capacity in the short-term (and this is arguable), the treatment of Covid patients going forward must be delivered using a mechanism that doesn't paralyse the rest of the health service, on the simple basis of saving and ensuring the quality of life for as many Scottish people as possible.

by iheigh on May 05, 2020 at 05:11PM

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  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 06, 2020 at 08:02

    Agreed. This point has already been raised in several other posts.
  • Posted by JackieScott May 06, 2020 at 23:09

    I agree, have separate hospitals specifically for covid patients - if relative cant visit when people are hospitalized, distance isn't such a big issue. Let majority of nhs services continue as normal. The government have a policy on waiting list times which were NOT being reached before covid, so the government must either help the NHS catch up or scrap their legislation around this because the NHS will takes years (if ever) to catch up with that now.
  • Posted by CBunch May 08, 2020 at 02:51

    Agree and understand that there are currently motions in place, regards to gradual reintroduction of clinical support, for those in Higher Risk categories and those Shielding under earlier written or advice directives. Particularly for Patients were regular clinics are in place to reduce further complications of existing conditions. My mothers only highlights over the past few months have be to go for Blood tests and clinic appointments. While this is a sad and sorrowful situation, I am aware of other clinics also essential in their ongoing care for conditions which are currently closed. This is of high concern as should these conditions worsen or develop the outcomes could also become Critical Care for NHS along with other Care Services.
  • Posted by CBunch May 08, 2020 at 02:55

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