SALFORD MAN SUFFERS AS CITY HAS ONE EMERGENCY DOCTOR FOR 80,000 PEOPLE
Star date: 7th October 2016
TERMINAL CANCER SUFFERER WAITS SIX HOURS FOR EMERGENCY DOCTOR
76 year old Reg Howard, of Swinton, waited six hours for an emergency doctor to call last Saturday after ringing the Out of Hours Service while coughing up blood and feeling acute pain. When the doctor finally arrived, he told Reg that he was the only doctor covering 15 surgeries. The Salford Star estimates that the city has one doctor on emergency call out per 80,000 people.
The Out of Hours GP service is run by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and is commissioned by Salford CCG whose latest patient survey notes that 27% of Salford people said the Out of Hours care service `took too long’.
First we had the lack of police today a good friend sat and suffered what next?