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This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Patricia HewittSo, as from yesterday, we now have a choice of four hospitals for medical treatment.  Unfortunately, the computers aren’t working yet, so after referral, you will be sent a list of hospitals, you’ll reply with your preferred choice, that hospital will then be sent the referral, they’ll then put you on the waiting list.  So, going at typical NHS speed for the production of all those letters, and typical Royal Mail speed for delivery, that’s a good month between the initial referral and you actually being put on the hospital waiting list. 

Pat ‘crazy lady‘ Hewitt tells us this will make waiting times fall.  Probably by about a month, I’d guess.

This 785th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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