If the Government does not have a ‘plan B’, the same could be said for sick patients.
Failing to admit a patient to hospital may have disastrous consequences. It is simply not possible to diagnose or manage some patients appropriately within the community.
What do our ‘leaders’, such as the negotiators at the GPC, think of these nonsensical targets? They are expected to work with the Department of Health to try and make them happen. They should say no.
I’ll assess each patient on their merit and, if hospital admission seems appropriate, I will try and admit them – if the hospital has a bed.
From Dr Mike Cohen