The Review: Walsall Manor fined again
It seems over the past year Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has been fined nearly £500,000 for delays in treating patients by the Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group. The problems are complex, but some of them are obvious. (more…)
Can the Black Country afford culture?
I went into Walsall a couple of weeks ago, before those protests by the EDL. There was a lot of charity shops around by the market. There was a pawn broker too and I’m told there are pay-day loan parasites too. Young people are struggling to find work and so can the art gallery afford to spend a quarter of a million trying to attract the Turner prize?
Another interesting week
If you read my blog last Sunday, you’ll know I had a hospital appointment. It’s only three miles to the Manor hospital. Over the humps, past a few mini roundabouts, then negotiate a wide main road that they have made narrower with traffic calming measures. There is even a bus stop out in the road. Arriving at the hospital I drove as close to the car park ticket machine as I could and going over the first hump leaned out to press the button. Grabbing my ticket, I went over more humps through the barrier, which had by now lifted and through the maze of a car park to park close to the machine where you actually pay. (more…)
It was an interesting week though
It was an interesting week that started with The YamYam featuring my blog on their website. The YamYam is a local news site that aggregates other sites by linking to them. They provide a useful link to local news and sites of local interest. I managed to post a blog every day this week too; I forgot to click publish last Friday! I also had my hospital appointment. (more…)