Is it the year of the Rooster or the Horse?

Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Venn GroupNo comments



It has been some start to the year for the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt who is currently facing a back-lash from a number of different sources.

His current predicament stems from the state of A&E departments up and down the country; frontline Drs have issued an unprecedented warning that patient safety is at risk, and many A&E unit across the NHS because Hospitals are over whelmed.

Worcestershire Royal Hospital has seen some patients are said to have been waiting up to 54 hours over the Christmas and New Year period. According to reports one person died from cardiac arrest after waiting 35 hours and a second had an aneurysm and died despite treatment.  The Trust is yet to respond due to patient confidentiality.

Although Mr Hunt has not responded to individual situations he stated that up to 30% of people using A&E departments do not need emergency care.  He has also said “this government is committed to maintaining and delivering that vital four-hour commitment to patients,”.

The four-hour target, introduced by Labour in 2004, initially obligated hospitals in England to see and either admit, transfer or discharge 98% of A&E patients within that period. The coalition relaxed that to 95% in 2010 – but the NHS’s latest figures show that some hospitals are only dealing with 50-60% of A&E arrivals within the supposed maximum four hours.

With the Health Secretary currently walking a political tight-rope I thought I’d look into his prospects for the Year ahead, and given that many predicted an influx of cash for the NHS in the New Year, I can now only assume that it must be the Chinese New Year that commentators had in mind..  With this just around the corner I felt it was apt to see how this could affect Mr Hunt.

2017 is the year of the Rooster.  Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd (just not Junior Doctors). Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, honest, and loyal individuals. They like to be the centre of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful.

Roosters are happiest when they are surrounded by others; whether at a party or just a social gathering (Mr Hunt will be coaching Mr Stevens). They enjoy the spotlight and will exhibit their charm on any occasion. Roosters expect others to listen to them while they speak, and can become agitated if they don’t. Vain and boastful, Roosters like to brag about themselves and their accomplishments.

Mr Hunt however, was actually born in a year of the Horse who according to the Chinese zodiac is extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses have a deft sense of humour and are masters of repartee. They love to take centre stage and delight audiences everywhere, unless they are on Good Morning Britain.

Sometimes, the Horse is a little self-centred, but it doesn’t mean that s/he cannot be interested in others’ problems. Horses are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horses lack real confidence.

In respects to their careers 2017 should hold opportunities for promotion; women will be able to help Horses in 2017 have good luck in their careers. If your leader is female, you can work hard to win her appreciation and the chance of promotion, I think the Prime Minister maybe too busy with Article 50 but we will see.

Though they may receive help from some, there will also be some mean-spirited individuals behind them (the press). So they are advised to watch out for colleagues who compete with you. And when you are dealing with documents and contracts, please be careful.

In respects to Health Horses should beware of injury from metal objects in 2017. Also, take special care of your respiratory system, heart and blood vessels, stomach, and urinary system, otherwise they may well end up in A&E..

Influenced by bad luck, they may find themselves stuck in a bad mood. They should ask friends or seniors for help when you are upset, and hope that the STP publications they produce will lighten their mood.

Adam Britton – Venn Group

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