Sheffield news GMB viewers furious after doc says strikes will kill cancer patients PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Professor Robert Thomas labelled the strikes as 'selfish' and 'inappropriate'

Sheffield news GMB viewers furious after doc says strikes will kill cancer patients PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Professor Robert Thomas labelled the strikes as 'selfish' and 'inappropriate'

Sheffield news  GMB viewers furious after doc says strikes will kill cancer patients PremierLeague-News.Com
20 June 2022 - 09:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Good Morning Britain viewers have slammed comments made by a consultant oncologist who said the upcoming rail strikes were "selfish" and would lead to "a loss of life". Rail workers are preparing to walk out this week in a bid to improve their pay and working conditions with disruption expected on most major lines on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. NHS Consultant Oncologist Professor Robert Thomas has now warned of the impact this will have on cancer patients and said he believes the strikes were "selfish". Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, he said: "There is 120,000 people on chemotherapy right now and a similar amount on radiotherapy waiting for surgery. It is well established that if you delay the start of chemotherapy, the evidence is very clear you will have up to 20 per cent reduction in the benefit of cancer treatments and that means the pain is going to last longer, the distress from the cancer is going to be worse and more importantly that 20 per cent means that people are more likely to relapse from their cancer which will mean more deaths. Read more:GMB viewers accuse Susanna Reid of 'trying to force a tear out' as she wells up in emotional Grenfell Tower fire interview "So it is true, I do think it is selfish, I think it is inappropriate. Oncology services are under a particular breaking point at the moment due to a catch-up from lockdown and difficulty recruiting, etc. So this is going to lead to loss of lives, maybe not now but in the next few months." Prof Thomas told presenters Ranvir Singh and Richard Madeley he was worried patients and staff would struggle to come to hospital because of the strikes and said there were many employees in oncology teams such as nurses and pharmacy technicians who "earn a lot less than railway workers". NHS Consultant Oncologist Professor Robert Thomas (Image: ITV) Viewers have criticised his comments and said it was not the railway workers' fault that the NHS was currently struggling. Furthermore, many questioned how likely it was that immunocompromised cancer patients would use public transport to attend their appointments.

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. The number of Covid infections is rising alarmingly and cancer sufferers are often immuno suppressed. I would find alternative transport." Dario CJ said: "People are going to die because of a rail strike. Covid didn’t delay any other procedures right?" Tina Williams said: "What a stupid argument- getting an oncologist on to call #rmtstrike members responsible for cancer deaths. Moral authority? Should strikes be outlawed? Biased presentation not allowing sensible debate. Ridiculous!!" Danny Garbett commented: "I hope you have this guy back on if/when the NHS staff strike. I’d like to hear if they are selfish too." Freddy C said: "Oh GMB you can do better than this, now you bring a clinical oncologist?! That is scraping the bottom of the barrel in reporting. What is next? Individual anecdotal 'evidence'. Who will you bring when doctors and nurses go on strike? A rail worker?" And Daniel wrote: "An NHS waiting list of months and months and suddenly a train strike is threatening patients lives." Read next: Good Morning Britain viewers worried after Susanna Reid's unexpected absence GMB’s Susanna Reid's dig at Love Island's Gemma Owen as rumours swirl about second ex entering villa Get breaking news by email by signing up to our newsletters Read More Related Articles Love Island public vote draws angry complaints after dramatic recoupling exit Read More Related Articles Countryfile draws complaints after coastal visit for Whitby way to eat lemon buns

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