Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How Much Does Policy Cost NHS Every Day?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

How Much Does Policy Cost NHS Every Day?

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VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email:

I AM an insulin dependant diabetic and I recently changed my blood glucose meter and ordered needles and glucose strips for my new machine.

The needles were correctly dispensed but the strips were the type that I had used on my old machine.

When I returned them to the dispensary they informed me that even though the packets had been unopened they had to throw them away because they had left the dispensary.

This is just one occasion, but how many times does this occur every day and how much money does it cost across the whole of the NHS? John Martin, Prestwich Upset to see grave neglect I WAS upset to see the neglect of the older part of the Southern Cemetery.

Luckily, I had taken scissors so was able to cut the grass around my mother-in-law's grave - plus the ones near her. This did not help my back condition, as I am nearly 77 years old.

My husband is buried in the new part of the cemetery and this is not quite as bad.

I had to delay going there due to the recent attack. Maybe these attacks will reduce if the staff were seen working there more.

Ruth Jervis, Northenden No need for faster trains I SUGGEST that the government abandons the HS2 project and directs the money saved towards rescuing the troubled NHS.

A country as small as ours does not need a high-speed train. Doug Meredith, Manchester Son was born behind bar!

READING about The Shamrock pub in Ancoats closing brought the memories flooding back.

Marston's closed my pub on Water Street, Middleton, 56 years ago.

My son Michael was born in the back room behind the bar in the middle of the night.

The midwife was on her own so I had to assist with the birth.

My daughter Maureen was born five years earlier behind my barber's shop at Mills Hill, Chadderton. …

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