Dear NHS England and Mr Jeremy Hunt ,
We are assailed every few days by prescriptions from Mr Hunt. There must be many professionals or retired ones who know the facts or analysis are faulty.
I served in OUR NHS as a doctor and orthopaedic/trauma surgeon for 40 years. My interest in the service is as vital now as it was say 30 years ago.
Of many efforts to improve the standards of care at Torbay Hospital, I recall writing in the early 80s about the staffing of the ladies' fracture ward – Ainslie, at night. There used to be 2 staff nurses - ie SRNs. There were 25 patients (always 'full up'), many were bed bound and a few would be demented to varying degree. I pleaded for more nurses. An enrolled nurse (SEN) would have been a distinct help. The excellent staff nurses could not take a meal break. Nothing happened except that the care of some patients would have been second rate.
Thank you too for hearing me. I am pleased that you are bringing your concerns to Mr Hammond. There is in fact no proportionality. As you know, there is a vast history to this, 'the hinge of our humanity' as I call it. I know a good deal about it. My interest, and all my work there, is/was based in humanity, fairness and law. I am not anti-semitic. I am pro-human, and as my father taught me, everyone should have a 'fair crack of the whip.' If a select committee sat on these vital matters, I would be honoured to give evidence.
The first pain came to the native labourers when they were driven away by their new landlords in the early 20th C, ending in squatter camps in Haifa.
Mr Mel Stride MP for Central Devon
House of Commons
Ref: The war on the people of Gaza
26 July 2014
Dear Mr Stride,
The message below from Ally Cohen in the 'West Bank' came to me about 7pm. It is the tiniest microcosm of the whole. I reflect that I had several patients in my time who were injured in WW2 and who were POWs. They were treated with respect by German doctors and with great skill – usually in excess of that which we had to offer.
I 'phoned the FCO and eventually spoke with a good telephonist. I asked to speak with the duty officer about Beit Hanoun. She was only able to put me through if my concern was about a British subject.
FAO His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott KCMG RVO Ambassador to the US
Dear Sir Peter,
I am prompted to write to you because I saw and heard you on what passes for 'news' in these isles on the likelihood of finding the British subject who carried out a supposedly heinous act. I note that a naive assumption has been made - that the recorded voice was that of the masked murderer.
Although I have served as an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon and thus was used to amputating limbs, I have shrunk from 'videos' allegedly reporting decapitation in Syria where HMG has been supporting terrorist actions against the sovereign government there.
The following data has been submitted from a form on the Archbishop of Canterbury website:
Name: David Sydney Halpin
Message : What is Archbishop Welby's response to these acts? Thank you.
Cheer with the Givati brigade for the demolition of the mosque at Khuzaa **
Imagine if this was, say, the Finchley synagogue, or St.Michael's in the centre of our parish here at Ilsington (vicar copied). I imagine that Archbishop Welby will be speaking out against the destruction of people, the temples of the family - the homes, their hospitals, the schools in Gaza, and of lesser importance, the destruction of their places of worship. You will know that in addition to the destruction of dozens of mosques, some churches were also damaged. The church in the centre of Gaza City gave shelter to ALL.
You will know also that the occupier, the Zionist entity, is bound in international law to ensure the safety and welfare of the occupied people. The US and the UK failed to do that for the German people after the defeat of Germany in WW2. As with Gaza now, collective punishment was meted out.