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Old 07-11-2013, 20:58   #16
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Re: Pay as you go NHS television rip off.

TV at Royal Blackburn is free between 8 a.m. > 2 p.m., as are land line telephone calls.Can transfer and the company do help you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 21:05   #17
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I recently spent eight weeks in Lancaster hosp and they installed patient wifi the day before I came home. I agree the pay tv is a rip off but a lot of older people like it as they don't have computers and at home they have a nice TV in the corner which is on all day. It must be annoying if you pay for a certain amount of time and are then moved or discharged.

I must say the nurses were fantastic and always seemed to have time to help patients sort out the TV. Is that one of the first things they teach you in your training, Flashy? (hope it's going well BTW).

Russell when I was in hosp recently I had a private room at first but I asked to be moved as I felt like a prisoner and started climbing the walls. I ended up on a five-bed ward where at least there were folk to talk to.

I send my best wishes to your son for his treatment and wish him well.
Up to this April I had radiotherapy at the Rosemere followed by eleven sessions of chemo at Lancaster where the oncology dept is very small and friendly and they have comfy reclining chairs instead of beds. Fortunately I was a day patient but I thought the ward I saw at Preston looked pretty grim, or maybe things are different now that they've opened the new bit of the Rosemere.
The ward is pretty awful Susie but, as you say, the Rosemere suite is a lot more modern. He goes there as a day patient between cycles.
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Old 07-11-2013, 21:50   #18
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Are you back Kate or is this just a flying visit? good to see your name again anyway!
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Old 08-11-2013, 17:22   #19
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TV at Royal Blackburn is free between 8 a.m. > 2 p.m., as are land line telephone calls.Can transfer and the company do help you.
That must have come in during this year Kate, I was discharged in December last year, there was no free TV then. Nice to see you back posting again
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Old 10-11-2013, 17:35   #20
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hospital t.v. is an absolute rip off.however the one my wife goes to in barrow in furness still has t.v. lounges if you are able to get to them. perhaps some lobbying and e-mails to our mp.,s may help?they also have pay t.v.
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Old 10-11-2013, 18:18   #21
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I spent a short time in hospital at Blackburn, four beds to a room, no TV but a TV lounge just outside the door.
In my room there were two Asians and they had numerous visitors who would wait their turn in the TV lounge eating strong smelling food.
I complained to the boss nurse, not because they were Asians but because of the smelly food and the fact that the TV room was always full.
Nothing was done about while I was in there for another four days.
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Old 10-11-2013, 18:24   #22
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if there are more than 3 relatives to a bed on our ward i make them wait on the corridor, i dont think some people understand health and safety, they get turfed out of the dayroom if they are found in there, it is for patients only, even staff arent allowed to sit in there
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Old 10-11-2013, 18:58   #23
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Some things never change. I remember dealing with situations like this practically every working day.
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Old 12-11-2013, 20:03   #24
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Are you back Kate or is this just a flying visit? good to see your name again anyway!
If I can keep myself out of hospital, hope to stay longer in future.

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That must have come in during this year Kate, I was discharged in December last year, there was no free TV then. Nice to see you back posting again
Got the impression, Jaysay, that this had happened within the last month.
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Old 12-11-2013, 20:43   #25
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if there are more than 3 relatives to a bed on our ward i make them wait on the corridor, i dont think some people understand health and safety, they get turfed out of the dayroom if they are found in there, it is for patients only, even staff arent allowed to sit in there
uh oh, Flashy's turning into a little Hitler... seriously though... every time (3) I have been in Lancaster hosp there have been some folks, often more than one, with half a dozen or ore visitors round the bed and nothing was ever said. I felt like telling them to go and talk to the old lady across the ward who had no visitors.

Actually I had no room to talk - one day I had a lot more than three visitors, but Richard told me later I had not been expected to pull through...
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Old 12-11-2013, 22:50   #26
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Hospital TV is a rip-off, that is correct. However, think of our forefathers and the war wounded in past conflict. Choose not to buy the TV time, which is full of inane programmes and advertisement, but rather read a book that will make you appreciate modern medicine. We easily forget the lack of discomfort and pain endured in contemporary procedures, compared to the rudimentary and somewhat simplistic measures of the past. The extra pain that sufferers had to endure is now displaced by feelings of injustice caused by companies capitalizing on our misfortune. Be that as it may, we are still better off.
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