According to this newspaper report https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/hundreds-health-jobs-need-filling-7378160 there are 713 NHS job vacancies within 30 miles of Newton Abbot, 347 of which are in Exeter and Torbay.
170 are in the Exeter area
177 are in Torbay
and then add in the numbers who, whilst on the payroll, are not actually at work due to sickness (stress/Covid etc).
And another thing - if some of those vacancies are being filled by temporary agency staff then how much is that costing the NHS?
What happened to the promise by Bozo (on his brexit campaign) that there will be lots of money spent on training up thousands of nurses?
Pie in the sky as always!!!
Hands up all those who have heard/had personal experience of, what can only be described as horror stories about, the length of time (hours!) waiting for an ambulance to arrive, only for the patient concerned then having to wait hours in the ambulance to be able to get into the hospital (thus meaning the ambulance is not freed up to attend to someone else) and then having to wait hours to be seen by a medic in A&E.
I've got both my hands up!
I am not knocking the NHS at all. It is not the fault of the staff.
It is the fault of those who have allowed the NHS to get into this state!
See lead story in latest edition of the Dawlish Gazette.
Doctor attended late mother in law at 10.15 am. He rang and ordered an ambulance to urgently transport her to Dawlish hospital from Sainsburys end of town. It eventually arrived at 9.45 pm almost 12 hours. No excuses this is totally unacceptable and borders on being unfit for purpose.