It seems that meeting the Anaesthetist is passé. Yesterday I received a web based pre operative assessment questionnaire from the D&G NHS via someone/something called Ultramed – “This assessment will take 30 to 60 minutes to complete”. It sure did. It wasn’t difficult, but broken down into many sections and very detailed, and requiring a good memory, good record keeping and a fair degree of intelligence. I couldn’t help wondering if a person filling it in on someone else’s behalf – allowed for at the start – would actually be able to complete it. And it said that if you had any queries you could telephone a certain number or send an email to the given address. I tried the latter, and got an instant reply saying ‘this inbox is for colleagues only, for queries about your operation ring (number)’. The number given was a different number to the one in the letter ! So my questionnaire has gone in and we await the next instruction.
THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.