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hjharris1

YOU CAN GUARANTEE ONE THING; THE SAID NURSE NEVER SAW ANYTHING LIKE 1'400 QUID ON THAT BANK HOLIDAY!!! THE AGENCY GOT THAT, AND PAID OUT THE NURSE FOR A DAY AT WORK, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DAY! SEND A JOURNALIST TO ASK THE SPECIFIC QUESTION? MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA YOU THINK? BECAUSE I WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED IN HOW MUCH OF THAT 1400 QUID THE AGENCY RETAINED.

Ivor

Will Mr Burnham and the orchestrated list of Labour luvvies climb back under the rock and sort Stafford mess and the 25 other hospitals before they come two faced preaching about the NHS? after all on the 4th March 2013 he tweeted "2 weeks to save the NHS"

The NHS is not safe in Labours hands

Margaret Hamilton

Oh Ivor, you've either forgotten or completely ignored the fact that this Tory-led coalition has actually deliberately cut 20% from the NHS budget since they weren't elected. No wonder the NHS is in a mess. Do you know why the Tories did that? Because they want to mess it up so that they can privatise it. Labour actually hasn't been in power for four years or so now. God help us all.

Ivor

Labour destroyed the NHS plain and simple

Labour are wriggling and scheming to hide from the damage they did, all over the country people lost relatives under Labour.

I challenge anyone to look at the Wales NHS still run by Labour I feel so sorry for relatives of their dead

Look at death rates for all UK Hospitals 1997-2010, I say again

The NHS is not safe in Labours hands

Old Bill

Margaret that's absolute rubbish.

This government has increase NHS spending each year in real money, and on top of that they have also said any savings you make you can keep .

Just like Labours Gershon Efficiency saving started in 2006 at 3% on all councils

Ivor & Middley are right but they forgot to say the NHS is the last hiding place for highly Socialist managers who protect each others highly paid jobs do no useful work while exploiting the low paid

middley

Margaret, people only have to look at Labour run councils to see what mess they are in, so god help the NHS, so what your saying is there was no mess until four years ago ? The NHS has been an explosion waiting to happen for years, and the more people abusing the system the worse it's going to get. In an ideal world the NHS is a wonderful thing, which it is until it gets abused, by all manner of people and the tiers of management what has been installed over the years, drawing massive salaries and pensions to boot, which is the start of the beginning, you only have to look at the care homes that have gone all privatised, which now pay people the minimum wage to do the same job as council owned but fairly paid to look after the elderly and others with disabilities and dementia, that's where the NHS is heading i'm afraid !

middley

Also and correct me if i am wrong but doesn't NHS staff get paid for time off i.e sickies, and if so that's what's costing some of the money, calling in agency staff to cover staff time off, especially weekends !