西南急診醫院。外科醫生說,要減少恐懼

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西南急診醫院。外科醫生說,要減少恐懼

"現在已經沒有普通外科醫生這回事了。普通外科已經變得非常專業化。他說:"我們從所有的證據中知道,擁有圍繞提供緊急手術的所有方面的高容量中心,你會得到更好的結果。

他同意弗瑪納的人們 "有權利感到焦慮",但是他向觀眾保證這不是關閉急診科,也不是取消急診醫院的地位。

"這是目前每天有四到五個人因急性普通外科問題來到SWAH,其中只有一個可能需要手術。由於人力危機,他們將無法得到目前在SWAH的手術,他們將不得不轉移,"他解釋說。

他說:"在整個北愛爾蘭,經常是幾個小時後才到手術室,沒有任何傷害或後果,"他說。

DUP的Deborah Erskine也出現在節目中,她說她認為建立一個選擇性的外科中心將確保醫院的未來。但她說,她對取消普通外科的消息是如何傳遞給公眾的感到擔憂。

新芬黨的Colm Gildernew說,他支持適當規劃的轉型,但它必須是 "在與衛生界人士、社區、工人等所有這些方面共同生產的基礎上"。

"我最擔心的是,昨天有員工和我聯繫,他們在媒體上爆料之前並不知道這個消息。"


"There is no such thing as the general surgeon any more. General surgery has become very sub-specialised. We know from all the evidence that centres of high volume with all the facets surrounding the delivery of emergency surgery, you get better outcomes," he said.

He agrees the people of Fermanagh have "every right to be anxious", however he assured viewers this is not a closure of the emergency department, nor a removal of acute hospital status.

"This is the four to five people per day who currently come to SWAH with an acute general surgical problem, only one of those may require an operation. They will not get the operation currently in the SWAH because of the manpower crisis and they will have to transfer," he explained.

"Quite often throughout Northern Ireland it is several hours before you get to theatre without any harm or consequence," he said.

Also appearing on the programme, DUP's Deborah Erskine said she thought the creation of an elective surgical hub would secure the future of the hospital. But she said she was concerned by how the removal of general surgery had been messaged to the public.

Sinn Féin's Colm Gildernew said he supported properly planned transformation but it has to be "on the basis of co-production with people in health, communities, workers, all of those".

"The thing I'm most concerned about is that I had staff who got in touch with me yesterday who did not know this news until it broke on the media."

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