Keep going back to this… it is as if I can’t escape the term which over recent months has become overwhelming, to the point that it is used in hospital far more than… Is the patient well? Are they better? How are they feeling?
Your mum is medically fit.
Jane is medically fit.
Old man Abe is medically fit.
Can you be un-medically fit?
To be fit must a doctor be involved?
Medical fitness is a 21st Century invention.
I am certain it wasn’t a subject covered at medical school, nor as part of the Royal College exams.
Who is medically fit, A, B or C?
You see, the big thing about being medically fit, is what it means in the context of modern-day medicine. It in effect translates as, ‘No longer needs to be in hospital,’ which, in the current world means, ‘Home.’
The problem arises predominantly for older people, when the gauntlet of ‘home’ is thrown-down within the hospital system. Home… Off you go. Taxi!
Because of the pervasive, overwhelming protectiveness and, likely, defensiveness of the NHS, ‘home’ doesn’t always mean, ‘home’
Home, but you are not felt…
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