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Topic: NHS service
Posted by: Angela Knight
Date/Time: 15/12/14 09:45:00

My brother-in-law emigrated to New Zealand a little over two years ago.

He had endured many years of pain, discomfort and inconvenience with 'arthritis in his shoulder' and had tried various treatments (both via NHS and privately) for his diagnosed problem.

Shortly after arriving in NZ he sought medical advice regarding his arthritic shoulder (in early September of that year). Almost immediately, he was correctly diagnosed as having carpel tunnel syndrome, and shortly after Christmas was operated on. So within the space of four months his mis-diagnosis was corrected and he had received surgery to fix the problem - this after suffering for many years in England.

This is one case only, and I know there are many many positive cases when dealing with the NHS, but, to me it does highlight some flaws in the system somewhere.

Equally, I know the health service in NZ is overloaded too, and he was lucky to get his surgery when he did (lots of NZers prefer not to have surgery over the Christmas period) - but the fact that he hadn't been correctly diagnosed after all those years is worrying.

I use Amazon too - it is so convenient, but like some I am frustrated by the 'tax' payment/non-payment arrangements they have.

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Fantastic service14/12/14 08:32:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 08:48:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 09:47:00 Gordon McDonald
   Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 10:42:00 Gerry Tan
      Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 11:10:00 Joe Conneely
   Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 11:51:00 Paul Hughes-Smith
   Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 15:36:00 V Killick
      Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 18:12:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 19:19:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 20:08:00 Kim Rugg
      Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 22:16:00 Guy Lambert
         Re:Re:Re:Fantastic service14/12/14 22:24:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Fantastic service15/12/14 07:56:00 Ian Wylie
         Re:Re:Re:Fantastic service15/12/14 08:11:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Fantastic service15/12/14 09:38:00 Guy Lambert
            NHS service15/12/14 09:45:00 Angela Knight
               Re:NHS service15/12/14 12:27:00 Andy Pease
                  Re: Amazon15/12/14 12:29:00 Russell Pearson
                  Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 13:40:00 Angela Knight
                     Re:Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 15:14:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 16:11:00 Angela Knight
                  Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 15:28:00 Richard Jennings
                     Re:Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 15:43:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 16:12:00 Angela Knight
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:NHS service15/12/14 16:41:00 Andy Pease

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