The Government’s Deliberate Destruction of Our NHS

Road To Somewhere Else

By Daniel Margrain

'Humanitarian crisis' in NHS hospitals, warns Red Cross (Getty) Royal Sussex County Hospital, UK (Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images)‘Humanitarian crisis’ in NHS hospitals, warns Red Cross (Getty) Royal Sussex County Hospital, UK (Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Pictures that emerged last week from the Royal Blackburn hospital that showed mothers and babies being held in corridors for 13 hours and 89 year old Iris Sibley spending more than six months in a hospital bed because a care home place could not be found for her, are the kinds of incidences that are now becoming the norm in the NHS. Figures from the BBC suggest that nine out of 10 hospitals have unsafe numbers on their wards.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comment on Friday (February 10) that the treatment of some patients was “completely unacceptable” in response to the worst A&E waiting times on record, was uttered as if he was absolving himself of all responsibility for the chaos. The reason why he…

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2 thoughts on “The Government’s Deliberate Destruction of Our NHS

  1. As someone who worked in the NHS for 22 years, I can only agree. What started with Thatcher was never turned around by Blair. Subsequent governments have been working towards a two-tier system, guaranteeing better care for some, at the expense of others. Only real Socialist policies will stop the rot, and I can’t see them coming along anytime soon. That said, my local GP service and hospitals are still first class. Until the money runs out.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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