We love the NHS

And why not?

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Hospital patients were left "sobbing and humiliated" by uncaring staff, an investigation into one of the worst NHS scandals in history has found.

The independent inquiry claimed the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust had become driven by targets and cost-cutting.

In a period where NHS budgets have exploded, being driven by cost-cutting can only be a result of complete financial mismanagement.

The report criticised the "ineffective" management which was too often concerned with hitting targets, particularly in A&E, as well as the "lack of compassion" and "uncaring attitude" of staff.

My experience of the NHS has shown me that this is a studied attitude and the humiliation of patients appears to be something of a cathartic sport amongst medics. Unless you can comment differently, it’s unthinkable that this would be the case in a BUPA hospital, for example, which is outwith the protection of being a monopoly provider paid for by a mandatory levy.

Just another reason why the NHS should be broken up and sold off, backed by complete reform of National Insurance into private health and pension schemes.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

5 Responses to We love the NHS

  1. A Zimbo says:

    “Just another reason why the NHS should be broken up and sold off, backed by complete reform of National Insurance into private health and pension schemes”

    At last, some fucking common sense on the issue. I am sick to the back teeth with libtards thinking the NHS is some sacred cow. It’s a monumental waste of money. All of their personnel without exception consider it first and foremost a job and some (A small minority) occasionally think it is there to provide care. Scrap it! Now! It’s a complete cunt-up.

  2. Private Widdle says:

    Sadly, I had first-hand experience of this when my father lay dying in an NHS hospital last year. Most of the nurses were competent enough but clearly could not give a shit about either patients or relatives; I know that some sort of callousness is necessary otherwise you’d go mad in that job but this was something different. Loud chatting, oblique piss-taking of patients and families, and altogether a lack of respect were evident. I don’t expect them to behave like extras in The Nun’s Story, but the least they could do is have someone check on whether patients need help with feeding/toilet/washing without having to be pestered to do so, and keep the fucking noise down and discussions about who got pissed/shagged last night off the ward and in the tea-room.

  3. A Zimbo says:

    Private Widdle, I too have witnessed the same thing from the so called caring profession in both the death of my father and then more poignantly, the death of my mother-in-law from cancer. The latter at the hands of these cunts in Mid Staffs highlighted in this report. They were utterly useless.

  4. Mrs Rigby says:

    Just another reason why the NHS should be broken up and sold off, backed by complete reform of National Insurance into private health and pension schemes.

    I’m tending to agree with this idea too, more especially as we recently lost a member of the family who couldn’t get a ‘special’ injection on a Friday because there was no doctor to administer it. Monday proved ‘outside the treatment window’.

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