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Old 04 July 2007, 15:12   #11
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Thanks Mike, I stand corrected. However, result is the same or worse. How can the NHS justify this. My elderly Uncle was admitted to hospital, he put 20 pounds on his account for TV, calls etc. They took him for surgery and put him back in a different bed, there was a 16 pound balance on his account. The new occupant of his old bed spent the 16 pounds on his account. He asked for a refund and was told "tough S" How can you expect the public to be law abiding when the government are crooks???????
I heard that the NHS/Pataintline were being investigated by Offcom. Wow; now we have the fox in the hen house. Do not expect anything positive out of this.
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Old 04 July 2007, 15:32   #12
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These are 07000 numbers rather than 0870 - which as you found out are criminally more expensive. It's incredibly mean when you're miles away and want to speak to a loved one in hospital. I've heard of people running up huge bills - probably would have been cheaper to visit!
The good news is that they have now - just about - proven that mobile telephones do not interfere with 'most' hospital equipment. Many hospitals now allow patients to use their mobiles as long as they are set up on Silent so that you don't have all the irritating ring tones.
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Old 04 July 2007, 16:27   #13
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Looks like Sarah is correct. See
http://www.e-health-insider.com/news/item.cfm?ID=2817
Hope nobody had shares in this company
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I have been places where those expensive phones used to be. I have often been a captive audience for the one expensive pay phone in residence. I have always thought that the phones were accepted because they gave a kick back to the property owners.

If so the NHS should be ashamed of themselves.

Glad free enterprise and the cheap mobile phone has seen off another robbing entrepreneur.
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