[access-uk] Re: Off Topic: In Touch

In Touch, in its current guise, needs scrapping. It needs bringing into the 21st century with more opportunity to discuss issues by those for which it is intended. We need to get rid of this older approach with just two or three minutes dedicated to technology reviews which are always done by the same person or persons. It needs revamping completely. Sorry for being so blunt but I've felt that for a long long time, and why sport always takes precedence for me on a Tuesday night. Same old same old same old patronising tripe!!


Jackie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Terry Clasper" <terry.clasper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:09 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Off Topic: In Touch


The other thing is that actually the topic which took up the majority of time did kind of link in, but of course they didn't see that.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:09 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Off Topic: In Touch


Well Terry, at least she did get air time, but I'm not an uncritical
fan of In Touch.  They could have tried to find out how it is that
Grampion have seemingly got it so right, compared say, to their
presenter's experience of a hospitalstay. I note too it is one area
that's mentioned in the National Federations pitch in Soundings this
month.  (Now please, let's not get onto the Fed, but we have to face
it that there is a lot of concern about the sheer ineptitude  and
crassness that is some health authority's approach to VI people
staying in hospital.

Wonder why this isn't on Vi-gen?

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
Terry Clasper
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Off Topic: In Touch


Trouble is, as usual with in touch these days, they didn't give the
piece long enough.
For many Visually Impaired people who find the prospect of being in
hospital a frightening and disorientating process I think if we had
heard Jackie talk more about her experience it would have made people
potentialy feel more comfortable and also put people in a position
where tey could ask Health Authorities for facilities like for example
a single room.


----- Original Message -----
From: Ray's Home
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:04 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Off Topic: In Touch


Congrats Jackie on your In Touch appearance just now.  You came across
as warm, but not gushing over the very good treatment and attention
you - and Ian - got during your hospital stay.

I'd say go ahead and send a recording to the Grampion Health
Authority, and maybe a letter pointing them to the In Touch site where
there will be a summary soon.

A heartening tale too maybe for some local audio mags, what with all
the bad news we have to report.

Cheers,

From Ray
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Jackie Cairns
Sent: 21 January 2008 6:31PM
To: Access UK Mailing List
Subject: [access-uk] Off Topic: In Touch


Hi List

Some of you may remember that I wanted to give positive feedback via
perhaps In Touch to my recent stay in hospital.  When I came home
three weeks ago, I was having great difficulty in contacting the In
Touch team, and had actually given up on it until this afternoon.  I
got a phone call asking if I could be interviewed to say what a good
experience I had received, especially given how ill I ended up being
anyway.

I am delighted that I have now been able to say how well I was
treated, and how NHS Grampian went that extra mile for both of us.  I
can't tell you how much this means to me, especially after all the
negative things we read and hear about.  I thought that I would let
you know that, in the end, sense prevailed, and that this was a good
outcome.  I very much doubt anyone at NHS Grampian will hear it, but
the fact is I hope it gives some blind person out there some reality
that not everything in this world is bad for them.

Jackie

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