EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER SACKED FOR SPEEDING – If you have ever been puzzled as to why the NHS is in such a dire position then this story will clearly determine why.
The trouble with the NHS, like most Government run operations, is that it is run by wets; you know those spineless creatures often referred to as jellyfish.
When it comes to NHS managers, senior managers and executives I honestly doubt you could locate any common sense among them; even with intricate brain surgery.
By now you’re probably thinking, ‘Oh no the editor isn’t happy; no not happy at all.’ You’d be right to a degree for this goes beyond just being a little upset; I am quite frankly bloody annoyed, offended and beside myself with anger – yes I’m pissed and whilst I don’t like to use colourful language there comes a time when it’s use is justified.
There’s a rather nice chap called Godfrey Smith. He’s a kind and caring soul, so much so that he’s dedicated the last 15 years of his life to the service of others by being one of the unsung heroes of the community – Godfrey is, or at least was, a volunteer Emergency First Responder.
The spineless morons who run the NHS are so incompetent that they have to rely on brilliant folk like Godfrey in order to save people’s lives – that’s because they can’t manage their budgets properly; which is another entirely different story and you’d best not get me started.
Anyway here’s our Godfrey, spending countless hours in years, year in, year out, in service to his community and in doing so saving many lives.
On the 23rd July he was sent out to the St Clement’s area of Oxford. A poor chap had collapsed and was having problems breathing. As usual Godfrey thought nothing of himself or what he was doing but swiftly jumped into his purpose built NHS Range Rover, switched on the emergency lights and headed out.
Godfrey was all too aware that time is often of the essence and as he went through the town he carefully surveyed for traffic and jumped a red light after determining that other vehicles had stopped to allow him passage. As he raced towards his patient his speedometer registered 33 mph, not exactly F1 stuff but unfortunately the speed limit on that stretch of road was 20 mph.
You’ve guessed it… Godfrey was immediately and unceremoniously sack for speeding.
I have to say that I thought, over the numerous news reports of patient deaths, under the table payoff and all other manner of senior NHS management issue of late, that maybe some of them would have learned their lessons. Unfortunately this is a clear case of complete and utter incompetence from a spineless wet with a pen; a jobs worth if you like, who obviously gets a kick out of the power that his or her position affords them.
Of course there is no reflection on what Godfrey has achieved in his 15 years of untainted services to his community; simply because the pen pushers have no humility.
I would challenge any senior management figure in the NHS to show a completely exemplary work record and actually justify their pay packet; and so there you have it in a nutshell as to why the NHS is in such a state.
According to NHS bosses; they didn’t even have the spine to name the wet that sacked Godfrey, who was relieved of his position for speeding due to the fact that he is not an officially trained ambulance driver – yes those 13 mph, according to NHS officials was life threatening to the public at large.
Justice here, would for be for the wet who signed the sacking of Godfrey to suffer a heart attack; and in the process, have a volunteer first responder rush to the scene at 15 mph. If such a thing occurred it could result in one less jellyfish being over paid by the taxpayer.
The sad part of this is that the community lost Godfrey as one of their first responders and also that of Godfrey’s son; for he resigned in protest and support of his father.
The only thing I can say is that the NHS now has two less outstanding and caring individual working for the public good which only leaves me shaking my in disbelief considering the already poor state of the NHS.
I want to cement in your mind, the mentality of NHS bosses and just how incompetent they are, as just when you think it couldn’t get any worse it does. The same Ambulance Service, that sacked Godfrey, has for the last three months been begging people to become volunteers as the number of such has dropped from 45 to just 28.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that management of the service has a real problem if they have lost nearly half of their volunteers in just a few months.
Godfrey told the Daily Mail that he was devastated and that the job meant everything to him. A petition is now being signed by hundreds of people in order to force NHS bosses to reinstate Godfrey.
I am sure you, like me, will be incensed and appalled at Godfrey’s treatment.