'No wonder they are fed up, demoralised and disgusted'

'No wonder they are fed up, demoralised and disgusted' <i>(Image: Archant)</i>
'No wonder they are fed up, demoralised and disgusted' (Image: Archant)

WHEN I retired from general practice in 1983, bed blocking by patients who could not be discharged from hospital because they had nowhere to go to convalesce was a serious problem.

Since then it has become infinitely worse, to the extent that ambulancemen and women are having to spend much of their days and nights with their patients in hospital car parks as they wait for beds to become available.

Meanwhile, patients in desperate need of them in the community go unattended.

No wonder they are fed up, demoralised and disgusted.

Good luck to them. They deserve a pay rise.

They have my full support.

DR ANDREW NORMAN

Hurst Hill, Poole