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NHS gets its skates on

02 September 2009


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

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