I WAS interested in Ken Bruce’s comments in the daily paper.

He is a veteran Radio 2 presenter and in his words it is “time to cull BBC managers”.

I concur and would go as far as including the NHS.

We plough millions every year into the NHS and money saved could go to the front line to improve and help staff and patients in whatever area they need money to improve treatment.

The managers have a lot of questions to answers.

Why did they discharge patients before they were tested safe to return to nursing homes, as reports in the media suggests?

If true this could have contributed to the increase in the death toll in private homes.

This should be investigated.

I feel if the homes were told no test had been completed, readmission would have been denied.

I do know for a fact my cousin lives in a home which up to now has a clear record.

The staff have been marvellous .

I miss him coming to us but can only talk to him on the phone or see him through the window.

This we all understand and I know keeps him safe, along with staff and other residents.

We are told via the media a lot of private home staff stayed on site, some in tents during the lockdown.

These staff members should be applauded and I feel be given bonuses from profits. They so deserve this accolade.

My point is I feel the NHS management need to be questioned on these facts if the reports are true.

I have felt for years that higher management are dispensable.

When I worked at the NHS, if projects were successful it was not the staff responsible but top management in most of the photo shoots taking most of the praise.

Once again frontline workers did the hard graft and presented the facts to the executive managers.

I looked in earnest for reports of the higher management taking the initiative and manning the phones and virtual reality computers when Covid-19 was at its height, so poorly patients could stay in touch with their family and friends.

We know physical contact was impossible but contact and messages are so therapeutic to encourage well being.

Frontline staff were too busy to perform this task.

If I am wrong I would be delighted if someone can correct my thoughts.

Christine Cassell