Years ago we had just a few Doctors here. Yet we managed quite well. Now we have a large Health Centre with very many more facilities than ever before.
But has health care improved? I am not so sure that it has. For despite the new facilities now on offer the availability of a Doctor has become a great deal worse.
If we fall ill at night, and need help at home, we have to get a duty Doctor from outside of the area to turn out. That in itself, is difficult, with the traffic associated with a seaside area. It seems to me that anyone suffering a heart attack would have little chance of survival, if aid had to drive here from Ferndown or Ringwood.
That prompts these questions…Do our Doctors turn out at night at all now?
Why is it, with ten Doctors, and enough support staff to cope with a major incident, has it become so difficult to see a Doctor? And, sometimes having to wait a week or more to see one?
Better now? Perhaps a Doctor would give his views on this subject?
Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 4/23/2006 10:14:07 AM