It’s “the envy of the world”, so some of our politicians claim, and the UK people love it so much they £££billions in taxes to sustain it. It’s the third largest employer in the world and it is our national treasure. Unless, of course, you get sick. Or old. Or both…..
“NHS care of the elderly is so appalling that more than two thirds of nurses admit hospitals do not ensure frail patients receive the help they need to eat. An Age UK report found relatives routinely have to make sure their loved ones are being fed properly – while others bring in their own food. And a third of nurses said they would not trust their hospital to tackle a relative’s malnutrition.”
Removing the neo-Stalinist dead hand of impersonal bureaucracy is the first step towards making the NHS work properly. It must be patient-centred but at the moment it is bureaucracy-centric. Those the elderly starve in the wards whilst the fat cats that run it dine well, paying themselves HUGE salaries.