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NHS…….Free for all?

By Mike Cunningham On April 14th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

During the so-called Leaders’ Election debate, Nigel Farage made a point of picking out ‘Health Tourism’ and those who have contracted HIV in particular, as being a huge drain on the British N.H.S. He was roundly condemned by a couple of the so-called Party Leaders, including Plaid Cymru’s and Labour’s as being ‘disgusting’ and ‘uncaring’.

Now I may be one cynical old man, but do any ATW readers think it truly surprising that only eleven days after the UKIP leader dropped his verbal, truthful but probably very unwelcome bombshell; the Dept. of Health issued an order that all NHS hospitals check the residence and immigration status of anyone who checks into outpatients or A&E, to make sure they are legally entitled for free treatment. Inclusive, I might add, of any more Nigerian expectant mothers of quintuplets!

Nigel might just have his uses after all.

This oh-so-wonderful Health Service

By Mike Cunningham On March 3rd, 2015 at 7:07 pm

For the last time, we don’t want to hear any more bloody apologies, we don’t want to note; once again, that bloody lessons have been learned, what should be happening is the senior managers, together with all the bloody doctors and the bloodsucking f**cking midwives who together managed the deaths of 11 babies and one mother, should all stand trial on at least Manslaughter charges!

 

But what, once more, will actually happen?

 

No one will resign, without at least a thumping big payout! No-one will be fired; no one will be charged with anything; all these bastards will keep their pensions and huge salaries, and we all will await the next set of disclosures from our wonderful ‘Free at the point of use’ bloody NHS.

Dedication; or just another 9-hour job?

By Mike Cunningham On December 4th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

We cannot know, and possibly cannot even begin to comprehend, what thoughts were swirling through the mind of this young woman; in the hours before she took the life of her innocent baby, along with her own. Charlotte’s body, along with that of tiny Zaani, lay in the rocks and bushes of the Avon Gorge, and was discovered after someone saw her hospital slippers in the grass. We cannot know; and therefore we must not judge, because the mind, especially the mind of a young woman who has just given birth, is like an unexplored universe.

But we can explore the manner in which this unfortunate young mother was allowed to walk clean out of a ‘controlled environment’, guarded by both electronic door release, and CCTV; and thence clean out of the maternity wing, whilst wearing only hospital slippers on her feet. Possibly an early query, but why was she allowed to walk, especially when the whole place is staffed with ‘dedicated health professionals’?

The hospital has launched a review.

I bet they have!

 

Sliced the wrong leg; again! Dearie me!

By Mike Cunningham On August 22nd, 2014 at 9:19 am

We are told that the General Medical Council, dismayed by the problems caused by surgeons and other medical professionals, with mistakes and errors causing extreme alarm and serious problems for patients, wishes to be able to force the errant medics to apologise!

They can always strike them off the register, but, no; they don’t want to rock the boat, so the GMC wishes to make surgeons who have sawn off the wrong leg, or other body part, or else left enough metal inside a body cavity to set off metal detectors set one hundred yards away; to have to apologise to their patients.

Yeah, I can really see their point, the surgeons are going to be so embarrassed at having to lie about being sorry that they will clean their act(s) up and never stray again!

I just wonder what sort of cloud-cuckoo-land these clowns inhabit?

 

ENVY OF THE WORLD UPDATE…

By David Vance On July 1st, 2013 at 7:31 am

First, just consider the facts!

Patients are being forced to spend more than eight hours in ambulances as overcrowded accident and emergency departments struggle to cope with increasing demand.

Eight hours!! In an ambulance, and that’s BEFORE you get admitted to the queue inside the hospital A+E. It’s all too obvious that the socialised healthcare model of the NHS is failing the most important people – the patients. If you are so unwell that you need to travel to hospital by ambulance in the first place then one assumes immediate medical treatment is required. So the revelation that some patients are being kept eight hours in the back of the very ambulance that brings them to the hospital is just one more searing indictment of the NHS system. The solution is simple. If the NHS A+E cannot provide a timely service for those in dire need, allow others to try. It’s time that the accident and emergency system was opened up to private operators and that Government fast tracked this concept. Either that, or we accept that people will die in ambulances because there is nowhere for them to go!

A PEEK AT THE NATIONAL FOOD SERVICE

By Pete Moore On June 18th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

To deepest Norfolk today for a prison visit, and a reminder of how wondrous are capitalism and free markets. My (“ehem”) acquaintance was transferred to HMP Turnip a couple of weeks ago, so I was curious about the regime.

Me: What’s the food like?

Him: Absolute sh*t. Lunch today was two slices of bread and a bit of spam.

Me: Not even butter?

Him: Haven’t seen any since I got here.

Me: Can you buy extra food?

Him: You can make a grocery order, but I’m only allowed to spend 15 quid a week, so if I buy food I can’t make any phone calls. I did order a tin of sardines last week though when I got too hungry.

Me: It must have felt like a feast.

Him: Dunno, it’s not here yet. I was told it might be here on Friday.

That’s government provision. Even when free markets provide all the tins of sardines we can handle, it still takes almost two weeks for the state to deliver. Well that’s also how the NHS operates. Twenty minutes after driving away from the nick I passed a Sainsburys. I could have had dozens of tins of sardines in a minute, but that’s the market in operation.

Instead of allowing such markets to flourish in health care, and thus provide us with a cornucopia of afforable treatments, we stick to being fed crappy health care by prison guards in white coats … eventually.

THE ENVY OF THE WORLD STILL KILLING

By Pete Moore On June 5th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

For goodness sake, keep your elderly relatives away from The Envy of the World.

Lydia SpilnerLydia Spilner went into Leicester Royal Infimary with a chest infection. She was denied water because her water jug was broken and “there were no others available”. It took 10 days to put her on a drip. Because she was denied water she developed an infection. She was occasionally fed, but her daughter’s requests for more food were denied. She was also left lying in her own urine.

Her daughter visited her and found Lydia on the floor. She’d fallen out of bed. No-one had helped her. A month after being admitted, she died of kidney failure arising from dehydraton. The Leicester Royal Slaughterhouse has apologised. Something called the “nurse leadership” on the ward has been changed. Bless.

This happens day after day, all over the country in the NHS. It’s crystal clear that you must not, under any circumstances, allow these communist dumps to treat the weak and the sick. If you have no alternative then never, ever be fobbed off. Spend as much time supervising them as you can, always trust your instincts and get them out if you think anything is wrong.

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING

By Pete Moore On May 21st, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Preside over at least 1200 deaths?

Then walk away with a £2m pension pot

As arrogant as it is, there was never going to be any other outcome. No you cannot resist. If you attempt to keep your income from being looted and given to him you will be visited by men ready to do violence on his behalf.

“I KNOW NOTHING”

By David Vance On March 6th, 2013 at 9:54 am

The NHS does not put the needs of patients at the centre of its focus. Or so says its Chief Executive!

“The head of the health service pleaded ignorance yesterday to damning evidence that patients were failed on his watch. As he again faced down calls to quit his post, Sir David Nicholson was accused of presiding over of a ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ culture in the NHS. This, the chief executive admitted, culminated in patients ‘not being at the centre of the way the NHS operated’.

So, the guy at the top of this neo-Stalinist monstrosity confirms that it is NOT about the patients. Of course it isn’t. It is about first and foremost about protecting itself, feathering the nests of those who inhabit its upper echelons, and ensuring patients do not get in the way of these pressing priorities!  Of course Nicholson SHOULD resign in shame and so should all those others who preside over the killing fields of the NHS. Those politicians who also sat back whilst thousands of un-necesssary deaths occurred should also face arrest and prosecution for their gross negligence. Let’s face it, the NHS has confirmed  that despite (or maybe because of ) ££ BILLIONS being pumped in, huge increases in staff levels, it does not care much for the people that lie in its wards. For that reasons alone it should be axed.

SIR DAVID NICHOLSON: I WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS

By Pete Moore On March 5th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Commissar of the Mid-Staffs NHS Primary Slaughterhouse, today admitted “personal failings” for the 1200 innocents killed by his regime. In testimony to the House of Commons Health Select Committee, he denied that people aren’t held to account in the NHS and that he won’t be resigning to spend more time with his enormous pension. That’s accountability, apparatchik style. No, accountability is for lesser functionaries, who under Nicholson were bullied and intimidated into silence.

In fact, so keen is the one time member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (you really couldn’t make it up) to hang on, today he threw his erstwhile Labour Party comrades under the tractor. Sir David said that “national targets meant that NHS managers had to concentrate on issues like casualty waiting times and hospital “superbugs” like MRSA”, and that “during that period, across the NHS as a whole, patients were not the centre of the way the system operated.”

Well there’s the problem. It’s the collective which matters to the bureaucracy. It’s covering your parasitical arse which matters to the bureaucrat. Patients do not matter. The NHS remains a Stalinist collective driven by state-central commands. It’s all bumper turnip crops and iron ore production, not what consumers want. Until we get our minds around that simple fact there’s not the slightest thing which will change.