Compared with 20 years ago, the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway has more staff, better buildings, and uses new technology, but staff feel they can never keep up with the expectations of patients and politicians.
Initiatives from on high, such as the internal market, may come and go without making much difference on the ground.
A new maternity hospital is about to be built through the private finance initiative.
Telemedicine may have an essential role in such a large but sparsely populated district.
Information technology is way behind the times.
Nurses are fed up, doctors much less so.
Patients are steadily becoming much more influential.
The battle over how best to organise surgical services in Stranraer, which is two hours by road from Dumfries, continues and preoccupies many in the health service.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire, Homme, National health service
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Public health organization, Health policy, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0514819
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 18/05/2000.