TBH, i don't actually have a problem with this in principle, although your statement that private hospitals aren't designed to deal with medical or surgical issues is illogical.Happens all the time Biffo - private patients go into a private hospital for an elective surgery - a complication arises - the patient is transferred to a public hospital for treatment. Private hospitals are designed to make profit - not to deal with medical or surgical issues.
That's a pretty innefficient use of a valuable resource. Possibly there was a problem with the porter such that the cuconsultant decided to do it themselves rather than waste he time.don’t know.
but I do know I was in Vincent’s private for a procedure about 8 months ago and was wheeled down to theatre by the consultant
not really inefficient. We had a chat on the way down and he got to know a little about me. It didn’t take from his day.That's a pretty innefficient use of a valuable resource. Possibly there was a problem with the porter such that the cuconsultant decided to do it themselves rather than waste he time.
There are many staff who are busy and work hard however the entire system is top heavy wih admin and bureaucracy. There is not even a common IT system between the various regions .I don't know about your experience, but certainly everytime i visit a hospital i don't see a lot of staff sitting around playing Candy Crush. So staff are probably worknig at a reasonable level of efficiency. Whether they're doing the right things is probably relates to the "aer we providing the right model of care?" question which Dame Enda alluded to earlier.