debris4spike: (RDE)
In England we are so lucky to have the NHS.

I work for the NHS - and love it.



However people are always complaining about it - especially the waiting lists.

Well, a colleague of mine's husband found out last month he needed a heart proceedure.  He was told it could be a year before he got his appointment, but as they said they could take a cancellation they were lucky and Freddie had his proceedure yesterday ... Yay (and all went well).

HOWEVER, when they got there just before 8 am they were the only ones there ... there were 5 slots.  About 20 mins late one of the others turned up, but the others never did.

So all these people who complain should see this, and the fact that 75% of the clinics I work in have at least one non-attending.  Routinely they are offered another appointment, and thus more money, more delay in waiting lists .

I don't often get political, but was just so annoyed about these other 3 missing people.
debris4spike: (RDE)
Having not been around all week, as I started back at work (only 1/2 days, but still totally exhausting) I am now posting for the third time in less than 24 hours!

The weather is gorgeous today, so Jiffy and I went for a long walk, ut stayed local, as I wanted to get back to see Dad this morning.  Jiffy loves walking round the grounds of the hospital where I work.  It takes about 4 mins to be on hospital property, but sometimes he just decides to walk on the roads around the edge.  Today it was a bit in and out, but as it was Photo-Friday, you get a glimpse of where I work (and where Jiffy loves a wander and sniff). There are a few basic details here if you want a look.

The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital )
debris4spike: (B&W swirls)
I haven't worked today ... but have, so far, had a good day.

One thing I am happy about is that, at long last, I got to my Dementia & Delerium training.  I was worried how I would cope with it because of Dad, but it's compulsary.  In actual fact it made me realise that Dad is doing OK and so am I!

I then went shopping in Exeter as I had to go to the bank ... I think I found the largest Christmas bauble ever ... and that also made me happy!


Exeter looking festive )
debris4spike: (RDE)
Yay, I managed to stay my full shift at work!

(I know it's only 7 1/2 hours, but was still a great feeling to do it!)
debris4spike: (RDE)
First day back at work today .... I have been working a couple of days a week in the same clinic for a few weeks ... and today everyone welcomed me back, and said they had missed me last week.

So a nice return.

The 12th Again

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 08:04 am
debris4spike: (James - buzz cut & name.)
I did say I would try to post - so thought that as yesterday was the 12th I would try to get a monthly entry in to [livejournal.com profile] monthlydiaryday   this time.

So, what did I do yesterday?

Normal 7am alarm call ... at which time I emptied my washing machine onto my whirl-line .... while watching the sunrise clouds changing shape and colour ... normally I'm not awake enough to notice! Then I loaded a second set into the machine. This time I can some of dad's trousers to do ...a rarity as Mum normally does it, but at their ages it's nice to pick up the flack for them when I can. Once I's showered, read my Bible, breakfast, made sarnies ... and hung out the 2nd load I made it to work at 9am (just!)

I was working on Surgical Outpatients. In the morning I was in a breast-care clinic. It never ceases to amaze me how many people come through these clinics ... and sadly how many have poor a diagnosis .... 14 patients in that group ... 2 to receive bad news, and 2 were going off for urgent scans (one male) as the doctor knew they would also get bad news. The rest were scanned, but came back with the all-clear.

Then after lunch I was working in the same area of the hospital, but weighing people as they arrived ... making sure notes were in the correct place ... etc.

Home soon after 5.30, and while the meal was cooking I rushed down the road to the supermarket ... milk, fruit etc a necessity.

After dinner it was ironing ... and more ironing. I watched Robin Hood on the DVD ... Errol Flynn is a great distraction!

Then onto the computer for a bit of a catch up, and to make some Blakes 7 icons ... before bed, with my light off at about 11pm (after some Spuffy reading to relax me, of course)
debris4spike: (Giraffe)
... So what, I hear you say!

Well a few months back I did the 12th diary ... and a group of us said that we would try to do it every month.  I failed miserably, so have decided to make a valient effort today!

12/08/13 )


Hope your day was more fun!!


.
debris4spike: (Queen)
Mine has been pretty good - but very cold!

I have (at long last) begun to feel better - actually staying awake till 10, rather than falling asleep at 7 as I had done for weeks now.

Did 3 shifts at work (in the same department) - a clinic, so no patient continuity.  On Tuesday I had my annual update training day ... 2 years on, which was hard to realise that I had been at the hospital that long.  So a busy 4 days - then today I took the day off to meet my friend form Church as it's her birthday today.  She came over on the bus and we drove into Sidmouth, had lunch and a walk.  It was freezing cold, but we were both glad we had made the effort rather than just waste the day.  (Photos to follow)

I also heard yesterday that I had got a ticket to attend the 175th Anniversary Services of the Christian charity SASRA (Soldiers and Airmen Scripture Readers Association)  - I have supported the charity since being a teenager so was nice to know that I was offered the chance of a place at the service, which is in The Guards Chapel in London ... and, the Queen will be attending!)  So I am excited about that event - it is wonderful to think of the charity working that long, but the event will be something special - I now have to work out what to wear!!  (Sad thing is that I am not allowed to even have my camera near the event ... but the memories will be special)

Well Friday evening and so a chance to get some icons made ... so I had better get busy!
debris4spike: (James - thinky thoughts)
I have extra hours at home today as I was evacuated from part of the hospital - contractors drilled through a gas mains ... and as I was due to chaperone in a clinic this afternoon - a clinic now abandoned, I am here and can spend some serious pc time ... even though I should be ironing!

So, before I do that I thought I would do a meme I snagged from t[livejournal.com profile] teragramm  and [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly-

62 Q&A )


~~~~~~

Remembering 9/11 ... for me I still remember with shock the person who told me to go and turn on the TV ... and the image I saw of the burning building, made worse a couple of minutes later by seeing the second plane hit.

May those who died RIP, and those who suffer and mourn find comfort today .... And one day, I pray, that man will learn to live with his fellow man.

debris4spike: (James - thinky thoughts)
I have extra hours at home today as I was evacuated from part of the hospital - contractors drilled through a gas mains ... and as I was due to chaperone in a clinic this afternoon - a clinic now abandoned, I am here and can spend some serious pc time ... even though I should be ironing!

So, before I do that I thought I would do a meme I snagged from t[livejournal.com profile] teragramm  and [livejournal.com profile] slaymesoftly-

62 Q&A )


~~~~~~

Remembering 9/11 ... for me I still remember with shock the person who told me to go and turn on the TV ... and the image I saw of the burning building, made worse a couple of minutes later by seeing the second plane hit.

May those who died RIP, and those who suffer and mourn find comfort today .... And one day, I pray, that man will learn to live with his fellow man.

Photo-A-Week

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 08:43 pm
debris4spike: (Ocean Waves)
I belong to [livejournal.com profile] photo_scavenger and I have basically managed to keep up to date this year.  This week's challenge is FISH and I am hoping a Sea-Horse counts!  I don't really "do" fish ... so don't know whether it counts ... if not let me know and I'll look for something else.

Anyway I thought I would share,as it's a bit different anyway.  As you know I work at a large hospital and all along the corridors is art work that is changed about 3 times a year. They have just put up some new work - and some of it are driftwood sculptures -

Photobucket

Sorry but my phone doesn't have a great camera on it.

Photo-A-Week

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 08:43 pm
debris4spike: (Ocean Waves)
I belong to [livejournal.com profile] photo_scavenger and I have basically managed to keep up to date this year.  This week's challenge is FISH and I am hoping a Sea-Horse counts!  I don't really "do" fish ... so don't know whether it counts ... if not let me know and I'll look for something else.

Anyway I thought I would share,as it's a bit different anyway.  As you know I work at a large hospital and all along the corridors is art work that is changed about 3 times a year. They have just put up some new work - and some of it are driftwood sculptures -

Photobucket

Sorry but my phone doesn't have a great camera on it.

Must Catch Up ....

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 08:10 pm
debris4spike: (James - my name)
... Well, I have realised that with Mum & Dad's diamond anniversary the scribbling here has decreased again - and I did threaten you with reagular rubbish.  As I have looked back over the last few LJ pages and read a catch-up post from a friend I thought I ought to do the same.


Read more... if you can cope )

Well, that seems to me back up to date - hope you are all keeping well.
*hugs*

Must Catch Up ....

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 08:10 pm
debris4spike: (James - my name)
... Well, I have realised that with Mum & Dad's diamond anniversary the scribbling here has decreased again - and I did threaten you with reagular rubbish.  As I have looked back over the last few LJ pages and read a catch-up post from a friend I thought I ought to do the same.


Read more... if you can cope )

Well, that seems to me back up to date - hope you are all keeping well.
*hugs*
debris4spike: (James - my name)
At long last I get to try and catch up with the week.

When I wrote last week I was expecting the plumber all day Monday - yes, he came and did all the work ... plus more.  It turned out that as well as the loo not being attached to the floor, the overflow on the bath wasn't sealed in - so I was very lucky not to have lost the floor completely, and had the bath in the middle of the lounge!  Anyway, it's all now done - and I have actually started doing some of the painting ... white wood, and it will be a pale blue-green on the walls, with 1/2 being white tiles.  I just need to get the flooring organised and that's almost finished ... YAY!

On Thursday the plumber had to return as he was worried about the floor, so I ended up having the day off work, because ... YAY ... the bookcases for my study arrived.  This was the one thing I saw as soon as I looked round the house - so now I have the room half full of proper shelves ... so lots of painting to do!  Then I can get the boxes of books unpacked, and maybe get my guest room looking like a bedroom again.  Then I can also get the computer properly set up and look into phoneline and internet services again.

My new cooker also arrived on Thursday - so, a very expensive day!  I now have no excuses to not start properly cooking - one of the things I promised myself ... I will let you know how (or if) that works out!)

Work has remained busy - and good.  Always getting the shifts, and normally on wards I prefer, which is an added bonus.

I have been a bit lazy with the clarinet again - I must get myself more disciplined and practice for at leasta  few minutes each day.  Bude's concert date is less than 7 weeks time, and my mouth muscles are feeling very week ... more practice needed, or maybe take up kissing!!

Well, that's a brief run-down on my week.

I do miss you all during the week, and can't wait to get fully organised, and the internet back on.

Group *hugs*
debris4spike: (James - my name)
At long last I get to try and catch up with the week.

When I wrote last week I was expecting the plumber all day Monday - yes, he came and did all the work ... plus more.  It turned out that as well as the loo not being attached to the floor, the overflow on the bath wasn't sealed in - so I was very lucky not to have lost the floor completely, and had the bath in the middle of the lounge!  Anyway, it's all now done - and I have actually started doing some of the painting ... white wood, and it will be a pale blue-green on the walls, with 1/2 being white tiles.  I just need to get the flooring organised and that's almost finished ... YAY!

On Thursday the plumber had to return as he was worried about the floor, so I ended up having the day off work, because ... YAY ... the bookcases for my study arrived.  This was the one thing I saw as soon as I looked round the house - so now I have the room half full of proper shelves ... so lots of painting to do!  Then I can get the boxes of books unpacked, and maybe get my guest room looking like a bedroom again.  Then I can also get the computer properly set up and look into phoneline and internet services again.

My new cooker also arrived on Thursday - so, a very expensive day!  I now have no excuses to not start properly cooking - one of the things I promised myself ... I will let you know how (or if) that works out!)

Work has remained busy - and good.  Always getting the shifts, and normally on wards I prefer, which is an added bonus.

I have been a bit lazy with the clarinet again - I must get myself more disciplined and practice for at leasta  few minutes each day.  Bude's concert date is less than 7 weeks time, and my mouth muscles are feeling very week ... more practice needed, or maybe take up kissing!!

Well, that's a brief run-down on my week.

I do miss you all during the week, and can't wait to get fully organised, and the internet back on.

Group *hugs*

2011 - Day 355

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 07:46 pm
debris4spike: (Giraffe)
Along the main corridors of the hospital is a selection of art work, and slowly this week they are changing them all - look at one I spotted today (near the staires I use the most!)

2011 - 355

2011 - Day 355

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 07:46 pm
debris4spike: (Giraffe)
Along the main corridors of the hospital is a selection of art work, and slowly this week they are changing them all - look at one I spotted today (near the staires I use the most!)

2011 - 355

2011 - Day 354

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 07:44 pm
debris4spike: (Christmas Tree + James)

Went into work Tuesday morning to find that the tree fairy had arrived - every ward has a tree + decs ... and places such as the restaraunt have 4 trees ...

2011 - 354

2011 - Day 354

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 07:44 pm
debris4spike: (Christmas Tree + James)

Went into work Tuesday morning to find that the tree fairy had arrived - every ward has a tree + decs ... and places such as the restaraunt have 4 trees ...

2011 - 354

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