Pam Mason

Pam Mason 2 days, 4 hours ago on 261 The UK National Health System

I meant to include that scheduled surgeries can be cancelled and the patient sent home because there is no bed available.


Pam Mason 2 days, 5 hours ago on 261 The UK National Health System

Daily Mail 2013 UK Newspaper "Straight-A students forced to go abroad to study medicine as NHS recruits record number of foreign doctors •UK universities only accepts 6,000 medical students a year •Meanwhile the NHS registers 13,000 new doctors every year •As a result, a record number of foreign nationals work for NHS.

Straight-A students are being turned away from medicine degrees at British universities due to ‘bonkers’ government quotas, health experts have warned.

The news comes as the NHS recruits foreign doctors in record numbers, many of whom have ‘little or no knowledge of British culture’.

Quotas mean that top students are forced to study medicine abroad – and fund their own education – or choose another degree.

For 2013-2014, English universities were allowed to recruit just 6,071 medicine students, even though the General Medical Council registers 13,000 doctors each year and the NHS struggles to recruit enough staff.

An estimated 6,000 newly-registered doctors each year are foreigners who trained overseas. Experts have warned this practice puts lives at risk, because many of these doctors have poor English and are not always familiar with drugs used in this country."


Pam Mason 2 days, 5 hours ago on 261 The UK National Health System

Patients trying to sleep on trolleys in corridors waiting for a bed. In Emergency the sick being lined up in wheelchairs waiting for assessment. Sometimes ambulances being routed to different hospitals because Emergency is full and they shut their doors. This is not a daily occurrence but it happens way too often.

The authorities have known about problems for years. they waffle on and offer inadequate apologies but don't seem to be able to shake up the system.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 3 days ago on VETERANS DAY

Poignant poem, but does not show up as I submitted it. Spoils the flow and meaning.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 4 days ago on 854 At last! ASU campus appears likely to become a reality.

From AZ. Republic Just FYI (from election results) Plans for a new Arizona State University satellite campus in downtown Mesa will stay on the shelf — at least for now.

Voters soundly rejected the city sales-tax hike that would've funded the project, the most high-profile issue weighed in the Southeast Valley on Nov. 8, according to unofficial results from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 4 days ago on VETERANS DAY

To all of America's Veteran's and members of the US Armed Forces: This Veteran's Day WE SALUTE YOU and THANK YOU for your service to America !


The Great War 1914-1918 IN FLANDERS FIELDS by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you with failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 6 days ago on Massive fraud probed at Pine Water

General Comments It should be noted that the financial misdeeds at Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) occurred when the prior board was holding office! The current board is working extremely hard at cleaning up all the mess that they inherited and they are to be commended. The fraudulent check issues is another can of worms!

Arizona Auditor General Report June 30, 2016 “We have submitted our report to the Attorney General’s Office, which has taken criminal action against Mr. Greer resulting in his indictment on eight felony counts.” (Please note not seven as reported above.)

The illegal contract award was for 13 generator installations not pumps as stated above. Part of Auditor General Report “.Mr. Greer failed to disclose his financial interest with Hat Creek and helped to award that business the District’s $89,700 contract for 13 generator installations.1 Mr. Greer improperly received $52,395 from Hat Creek as a result of this contract. Mr. Greer purportedly sold his interest to the other partner (purchaser) on August 21, 2011. This purported sale occurred just 1 day before Hat Creek submitted its offer for generator installations to the District; however, Mr. Greer did not effectively withdraw from the business. Specifically, certain terms of the purchase and sale agreement (agreement) were not fully consummated, and other terms did not separate Mr.Greer from Hat Creek business activity. In particular: No payments for the Hat Creek purchase were made—Although the purchase price of $90,000 was to be paid to Mr. Greer in (36) monthly installments of $2,500 commencing on September 1, 2011, no documents were provided to show that this occurred. Moreover, in an interview with Auditor General staff, the purchaser stated that he did not pay Mr. Greer any of the monthly installments.”

Some of us in the community made public comments to the former PSWID board at the time of the contract award, and were shut down and threatened. along with Payson Roundup also raised concerns about how the contract was awarded. PSWID did not buy the office space from Sunny Mountain, PSWID currently lease it.


Pam Mason 3 weeks, 6 days ago on 216 The tax fraud phone scam was Indian based.

I received the supposed IRS messages myself and they were pretty nasty. Add to that the calls from make believe grandchildren being arrested and needing bail money and there you have it. Of course the calls from India still continue telling me I have a problem with my computer. Like you Pat I have resorted to telling them off with language not approved by the BBC. I do block calls but then they call back using different telephone numbers. I am pretty close to using up my 250 blocked calls feature on my Panasonic phone. So will have to start again.


Pam Mason 1 month, 1 week ago on 212 Was this reported on TV?

Obamacare premiums to soar 22% on average - Oct. 24, 2016 5 days ago - In Arizona, the benchmark plan's average premium will increase 116% in 2017.

• President’s weekly address, June 6, 2009: "If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold."