Get rid of the awful Alex

OVER recent months I have been astounded by the response to the government’s plans to cut services at the Alexandra Hospital, not because I was impressed by the speedy and succinct rebuttal by  residents; but astounded as to why they thought it worth saving.
This is a hospital which, over the last 20 years, has incurred a string of gross nursing failures. I’m sure every reader can remember the infamous case of elderly patients having to be prescribed water, not to mention the seemingly endless outbreaks of MRSA and evidence linking the deadly E.Coli bacteria with the hospital.
As far as I understand it, the ‘acute’ Alexandra has been swimming out of its depth for years. Only ever intended to encompass an A&E department, minor surgeries and maternity it is most certainly not equipped for the high volume of patients and procedures performed there today. Cutting services means restoring the hospital to its original purpose, which is nowhere near fit to deal with the patients of Redditch and surrounding areas.
I cannot see why this awful place was not razed to the ground years ago. The morale of many of the staff is abysmally low and much of the basic nursing equipment is in desperate need of updating, not to mention the nursing standards. 
One thing is for certain; I wish to die in my own bed, not lying on a godforsaken trolley somewhere in the fetid bowels of the Alexandra Hospital.
Jessica Allely
Redditch

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7:20pm Thu 13 Sep 12

PeePee says...

Referring to Jessica Allely's defamation of our Alex Hospital I would like to ask what her personal experiences have been? I know everyone is entitled to their opinions but judging by the amount of us that have joined together to support and 'Save Our Alex' campaign she is obviously out of touch and definitely in the minority. My whole family have ALWAYS received treatment and caring beyond the call of duty. All our grandchildren and great-grandchild
have been born there, receiving excellent care and attention; especially our a very premature great-grandchild who has grown into a perfect four year old! My mother was taken into the Alex two weeks before she passed away and she was treated like a Princess - nothing was too much for the nursing staff and Mom was always kept beautifully comfortable and as pain free as possible. We could not thank them enough for their kindness at such a traumatic time. Bless them! I know from time to time accidents do happen, but at the end of the day all NHS are under a great deal of stress and some people do use the A & E for minor ailments that could be better dealt with by their own practitioner. I just 'see red' when I read 'rubbish' about our VERY MUCH NEEDED Alex .... these wonderful professional people who provide us all with the most up to date treatment with state of the art equipment .... I speak from experience. So, with respect, madam think again before making your rash, nasty comments. If you can't find anything nice to say ...... shut up! PS we have lived here for 40 years and have seen our care just get better and better. We need our Alex to be saved for us and our future generations.
Referring to Jessica Allely's defamation of our Alex Hospital I would like to ask what her personal experiences have been? I know everyone is entitled to their opinions but judging by the amount of us that have joined together to support and 'Save Our Alex' campaign she is obviously out of touch and definitely in the minority. My whole family have ALWAYS received treatment and caring beyond the call of duty. All our grandchildren and great-grandchild have been born there, receiving excellent care and attention; especially our a very premature great-grandchild who has grown into a perfect four year old! My mother was taken into the Alex two weeks before she passed away and she was treated like a Princess - nothing was too much for the nursing staff and Mom was always kept beautifully comfortable and as pain free as possible. We could not thank them enough for their kindness at such a traumatic time. Bless them! I know from time to time accidents do happen, but at the end of the day all NHS are under a great deal of stress and some people do use the A & E for minor ailments that could be better dealt with by their own practitioner. I just 'see red' when I read 'rubbish' about our VERY MUCH NEEDED Alex .... these wonderful professional people who provide us all with the most up to date treatment with state of the art equipment .... I speak from experience. So, with respect, madam think again before making your rash, nasty comments. If you can't find anything nice to say ...... shut up! PS we have lived here for 40 years and have seen our care just get better and better. We need our Alex to be saved for us and our future generations. PeePee

12:43pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Kieron's left foot says...

Yer off yer trolley Allely
Yer off yer trolley Allely Kieron's left foot

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