Paulatic wrote:If you keep saying it then it’s got to be true hasn’t it?
In his New Year speech"We will undertake the largest hospital building programme in living memory, delivering 40 new hospitals and 20 upgrades.
"We'll ensure there are 50,000 more nurses, 6,000 more GPs, and 50 million more GP surgery appointments."
I feel a sense of foreboding, there could be an element of truth to it. Just not in the realm of the NHS. I guess you could build 40 new hospitals with 50,000 more nurses, just not state funded, but with US money, and a universal medical insurance policy to pay off three long term investment. Carrot /stick, drip feed it all to a stupid, gullible electorate for a few years and before you know it £20k a year health insurance pretty much mandatory. If you can't afford it, don't expect to live too long, or too comfortably.
I see the NHS like a large balloon, and the Tory government letting the air out at one end, till its in such a sad and soggy state that private healthcare finally becomes an attractive proposition. Perhaps a good deal for those that can afford it, but an early death in less than adequate conditions for those that can't. I've experienced US health care first hand. It's a brutal, rough justice system. There's a good reason for the high mortality rate of children dying in child birth in the USA, and it's lack of adequate health care, and women having babies at home because they simply can't afford the medical bills. Just don't say you were never warned.