SWINE FLU UPDATE - GP HEALTH RISK

By Two Legs Good

You know that The Blog With Two Legs always has your best interests at heart, so with that in mind we bring you - and in particular the people of Croydon - this little nugget of medical nonsense.

If you're in the UK you'll know how the UK Government has spent a fortune telling us to be particularly hygienic at the moment with Swine Flu knocking about. Coincidentally, local hospitals (such as Croydon's Mayday) have been criticised for lack of hygiene.

So with all that in mind, we'd like to show you something The Blog With Two Legs can't see as anything other than bonkers - completely, unhygienically bonkers! Just for comparison, we'll look at the supposedly unhygienic Mayday too.



MAYDAY HOSPITAL


A CROYDON GP SURGERY

  • A major point of contact for sick and infected people.



  • A major point of contact for sick and infected people.







  • At the hospital and ward entrances?
    HANDWASHING FACILITIES.



  • At the surgery entrance?
    A TOUCH-SCREEN BOOK-IN SYSTEM.


  • Everyone entering the hospital, or any ward, is asked to use the handwash to clean their hands before they touch anything else.



  • Everyone entering the surgery is asked to touch the screen that dozens, if not hundreds, of other sick people have also just been touching.


  • Helps kill germs other people might be carrying.



  • Helps spread other people's germs to you.


  • Helps kill germs you might be carrying.



  • Helps spread your germs to other people.


  • Less infection likely.



  • More infection likely.


  • Benefits - less infected people, so less suffering, less risk of disease and death, and less work for the medical staff.



  • Benefit - people book themselves in so the doctors know they're there, so less work for the receptionists, and errr... ummm... well, that's about it.



With that sort of thinking you'd be tempted to think that the local GPs have a vested interest in having more patients getting ill - after all, despite government warnings, they're pretty much encouraging us to spread and share our germs around!


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