From the Revd Martin Joss
Sir, — I was pleased to read of Canon Giles Fraser’s support of the NHS (Comment, 21 August), but would suggest that getting treatment on the NHS does not necessarily equate with a wait.
Three weeks ago, I went to my GP concerned about hearing loss in my right ear, and was referred to a hospital specialist for a hearing test. Last Monday (17 August), I had the hearing test, which confirmed a problem, and, among other things,
I was told I would need an MRI scan and would be contacted in due course.
The letter asking me to ring for an appointment came in this morning’s post; I rang at about 9.50 a.m., and will be having the scan this coming Monday (24 August) at 8.15 a.m.
I would also like to add that I recognise, like any system, the NHS sometimes screws up; like most systems, it is not wise to judge the NHS solely on its failures.
Christ Church Vicarage
28 London Road, Coalville
Leicestershire LE67 3JA