Dr Alf is right, the NHS will continue to decline under the weight of broken processes, too many managers, too many trusts, too many directors on the boards of each trust, ambulance chasing lawyers, night-clubbers and weekend thugs abusing their bodies with alcohol, skunk, Ecstasy, cocaine and other recreational drugs.
Add to that malingering pensioners,benefit recipients trying to cheat the system, by feigning illness, lazy workers trying to extend their holidays and half terms and people pretending to be stressed or incapacitated prior to going on cruises, then you have a perfect storm of waste, inefficiency and poor patient care.
No government or UK politician is prepared to face down the health service unions or have a PATCO moment like Ronald Reagan who sacked all the civilian air traffic controllers and replaced them with military flight controllers.
Sooner of later this is going to have to happen with a lockout, de-recognition of the health service unions and the use of Army doctors, particularly those who have recently retired and can be legally called up.
Layers of unnecessary management in health trusts need to be culled and the revolving door stopped so that failing managers who leave on Friday come back on Monday as interims.
Eventually, the 1.25 million dementia patients over the age of 65 and primarily drawn from the ranks of 1960’s female “Flower Children” will develop more severe labour intensive symptoms, as will the morbidly obese woman who now have diabetes who contribute to the fact that British woman are now the fattest in Western Europe.
To add further to this disgrace, we now learn from the Daily Telegraph that 75% of UK woman do not bathe or shower for up to 3 days a week, thus making them prone to being malodorous as well as ill health through poor diet, too much alcohol and too little exercise.
Perhaps amid the sound of helicopter blades and Wagners music played full blast as the NHS gets the meaning of the phrase “The smell of napalm in the morning”, we need to teach these strangers to soap and water the meaning of the phrase “Cleanliness is next to godliness”