The NHS Funding 2020 has been the talk of the town for the last few weeks. The recent revelations and reports regarding the treatment of patients in hospitals in Northern Ireland by the Department of Health have caused a major controversy. The report has caused quite a stir because it reveals that many people have died needlessly in hospitals. The Minister for Public Health, Theresa Villiers, has been forced to resign after this scandal broke and the investigation is still ongoing.
The hospital in Northern Ireland, which has come under severe scrutiny is in Belfast. The Department of Health has been trying to put out fires and is making desperate attempts to cover up the events and keep the public calm and at bay. If the health service had not been funded properly then this scandal would have never been uncovered.
One of the first steps that has been taken by the Department of Health is to sack the Director General of the Health Service. This will only serve to increase tension and anger amongst the citizens of the area and the government has to act before the situation worsens.
The Minister for Public Health has the responsibility of ensuring that all NHS services are carried out effectively by the Health Service Trusts. These are organisations which are appointed by the Health Service Executive to run and administer all the services.
Unfortunately, when an NHS Trust becomes overstaffed it becomes harder to provide adequate medical attention for all the patients who are waiting for surgery or other forms of treatment. If you were to attend a hospital in Northern Ireland and you were diagnosed with cancer, you would have to wait until the hospital was full. There was not enough staff available to deal with the emergency cases and this means that there is less chance that your case can be dealt with effectively.
The Health Service Trust has the responsibility to ensure that the services provided by the hospitals are up to scratch. This is why many people complain about the level of care given by hospitals in Northern Ireland. The doctors and nurses are not able to cope with the demands placed on them and this can have a devastating effect on their patient’s lives.
The Health Service Trust will also be responsible for paying all the bills that arise during and following surgery and treatment. This means that if the hospital in question has to make a payment due to negligence, they will have to pay it out of their own funds. If they do not make the payment then this can mean that they have to close down.
The NHS Funding 2020 has also been launched in order to help pay off the massive debt of the health service. This means that the money that is owed to patients can be reduced and this will enable more money to be spent on treating patients in Northern Ireland.
However, if a hospital in Northern Ireland is under-funded then this could be a problem. As soon as this is announced then the Health Service Trusts will try to find ways to fill the gap between the amount that they receive and the amount that they need to pay out on a regular basis.
The Health Service Trusts must also ensure that all the bills that they receive in a certain period of time are paid in full. If a patient does not have access to the NHS then this can lead to delays in treatment and therefore this could potentially mean that a person is suffering unnecessary suffering.
The Health Service Trusts has also had to make it clear to patients that the cost of health treatment is rising. This is because the introduction of the NHS in Northern Ireland was supposed to help reduce the cost of healthcare, but in reality the costs have risen dramatically in the last few years.
This is because it is becoming increasingly difficult for the Health Service Trusts to cope and the situation is only going to get worse over the next few years. It is a very delicate balancing act that is being faced by the health service and its staff.