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Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 20:40
Replies: 112
Views: 2,556
Posted By MarellaK
It's not in everyday language - who said it was?...

It's not in everyday language - who said it was? However, it is a descriptive term used in geography.

Lots of terms are not everyday language. Just because you or others ''never in your lives''...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 20:39
Replies: 112
Views: 2,556
Posted By MarellaK
I think you should just state your own opinion on...

I think you should just state your own opinion on the subject and not speak on behalf of all Irish people. It is obvious you are very passionate about Ireland and its independence and you take every...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 20:29
Replies: 112
Views: 2,556
Posted By MarellaK
Here you go again. I'm British and Irish, as are...

Here you go again. I'm British and Irish, as are most of my extended family. As I stated in all your previous threads on the subject, I don't believe you speak for all Irish people. I don't believe...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 12:11
Replies: 126
Views: 2,238
Posted By MarellaK
Tissue donation is very important and can help...

Tissue donation is very important and can help improve the life of many people. As you say, there is no sense of urgency regarding tissue donation.

Organ donation is another matter, organs are life...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 11:50
Replies: 126
Views: 2,238
Posted By MarellaK
What you have posted is very true. At the moment,...

What you have posted is very true. At the moment, it doesn't matter if a patient appears on the register or not because anybody considered suitable is referred to the Transplant CoOrdinator who...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 10:07
Replies: 126
Views: 2,238
Posted By MarellaK
Indeed. I believe the introduction of the...

Indeed. I believe the introduction of the compulsory seat belt led to a large reduction in potential donors.

The problem with people campaigning for more young people to become organ donors is the...
Forum: General Discussion 16-12-2014, 10:00
Replies: 126
Views: 2,238
Posted By MarellaK
This is it exactly. Only a tiny percentage of...

This is it exactly. Only a tiny percentage of deaths can result in organ transplants. The organs need to be kept 'alive' even though the person is 'dead' (technically, although the definition of...
Forum: Pets 14-12-2014, 10:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By MarellaK
Yes, I was told possibly fleas too when I brought...

Yes, I was told possibly fleas too when I brought Lucy back (after stress, on her previous visit, was given as the most likely factor) because she was losing patches of fur and was developing quite...
Forum: Pets 10-12-2014, 22:48
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By MarellaK
If you're referring to roaming cats (which you...

If you're referring to roaming cats (which you make your views quite clear on), the law states that there are exceptions and excuses. Cats have the legal right to roam whatever your own personal...
Forum: Advice 10-12-2014, 16:38
Replies: 21
Views: 1,762
Posted By MarellaK
I bet you still feel better for taking him and...

I bet you still feel better for taking him and getting reassurance.

The problem with cats is that they conceal and disguise their symptoms so well, for so long, that we only really recognise they're...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 12:28
Replies: 202
Views: 4,883
Posted By MarellaK
The private sector has benefited a lot from the...

The private sector has benefited a lot from the public sector and, in many cases, takes advantage in its charging extortionate rates for essential medical stock items. In an acute NHS trust, the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2014, 11:01
Replies: 202
Views: 4,883
Posted By MarellaK
The very elderly make up the bulk of the...

The very elderly make up the bulk of the inpatients on general medical wards because the older you are the more likely you are to have a condition that requires hospital treatment and care, that's...
Forum: Pets 06-12-2014, 20:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By MarellaK
My vet told me the same when my little Lucy...

My vet told me the same when my little Lucy developed skin problems - she said it was probably due to stress living in a multi-cat household (I have 3 cats). Lucy appeared to me to be the least...
Forum: Pets 06-12-2014, 08:36
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By MarellaK
I enjoy reading your posts about the Beast,...

I enjoy reading your posts about the Beast, Misha. He's a lucky cat to be so loved.

I hate leaving my cats when I'm on holiday and my non cat owning friends think I'm odd that I plan my holidays...
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2014, 21:54
Replies: 202
Views: 4,883
Posted By MarellaK
Paying staff even less just drives the good staff...

Paying staff even less just drives the good staff out of the NHS into more lucrative work, either abroad, or into full time agency. Why would intelligent, well trained and educated staff carry on...
Forum: Pets 04-12-2014, 06:37
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By MarellaK
It never even crossed my mind that someone with...

It never even crossed my mind that someone with fish would add antifreeze to their pond. What I am saying is that, for the past 12 years, I have kept my pump and filter running throughout the whole...
Forum: Pets 03-12-2014, 23:14
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By MarellaK
I don't really understand why anti-freeze would...

I don't really understand why anti-freeze would be added to a water feature with a pump. My fish pond has never frozen because the pump keeps the water moving constantly. I keep the pump going for...
Forum: Pets 02-12-2014, 08:29
Replies: 856
Views: 122,629
Posted By MarellaK
She has such an adorable little face, she looks...

She has such an adorable little face, she looks like those cats who feature on Christmas and Birthday cards. Very cute.
Forum: Advice 28-11-2014, 23:23
Replies: 58
Views: 5,993
Posted By MarellaK
I'm sorry for your loss Stanch and for your money...

I'm sorry for your loss Stanch and for your money issues but I want to comment on the above post in regards to paracetamol.

Whilst I agree that the excess paracetamol your father took almost...
Forum: Pets 23-11-2014, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By MarellaK
She's probably just being extra affectionate...

She's probably just being extra affectionate because she's feeling a bit sorry for herself, having endured a bit of an ordeal with having the tooth out at the vet's.

My Millie is extra affectionate...
Forum: General Discussion 22-11-2014, 17:19
Replies: 43
Views: 1,348
Posted By MarellaK
Colleagues definitely won't be covering for free!...

Colleagues definitely won't be covering for free! NHS staff do a lot of unpaid overtime but that doesn't mean working whole shifts for free.

I believe there's only about 30 or so staff going out to...
Forum: Politics 18-11-2014, 20:45
Replies: 112
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarellaK
My pension forecast will give me just over one...

My pension forecast will give me just over one third of my current take home pay. The amount is worked out based on the final year salary. The lump sum is worked out over number of years worked -...
Forum: Politics 17-11-2014, 20:48
Replies: 112
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarellaK
I am not sure what benefits we nurses receive...

I am not sure what benefits we nurses receive apart from a barely adequate pension when we retire. Most nurses are female, many of whom have taken time off to raise children and work part time for a...
Forum: Politics 16-11-2014, 22:52
Replies: 112
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarellaK
The NHS consultants have to work their contracted...

The NHS consultants have to work their contracted NHS hours. The private work they do over and above this is their own business, surely? Why do so many people believe that consultants need to be on...
Forum: Politics 16-11-2014, 20:22
Replies: 112
Views: 2,894
Posted By MarellaK
I agree with this. The domestic that worked on...

I agree with this.

The domestic that worked on my first ward, in the 1980s, saw her pay reduced following the takeover of domestic services by private contractors.

I worked for 3 months in a...
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