3,000 heart attack and stroke victims suffer delays after falling ill at weekends – Telegraph

NHS Job Shop: "Working for Health" i...

NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a national disgrace! See this must-read article in the Telegraph. Check it out!

via 3,000 heart attack and stroke victims suffer delays after falling ill at weekends – Telegraph.

The last Labour Government gave the UK’s doctors, nurses and administrators big pay rises for their collectively ineffective performance. David Cameron’s Government tried reform of the NHS but botched it and then ‘bottled it’ – now they’re dismantling the pieces of the NHS with backdoor privatization and outsourcing – the trouble is the employees go to the outsourcers with their gold-plated existing job contracts guaranteed.

This is not rocket science. There are hard-working and professional doctors and nurses in the NHS. But the NHS is plagued with broken-processes and meddling politicians, plus an excessive number of bungling bureaucrats. The NHS is exploited by patients who have abused their bodies with alcohol, recreational drugs or simply food leading to obesity and health issues.

The crisis about heart attacks at weekends is a scandal. It’s just like the post code lottery, with healthcare standards varying enormously with geography.

This blog has repeatedly argued in favor of dismantling the NHS and building a new-state-of-the-art healthcare system, based on best-practice in countries like Singapore or Germany. Every time I mention this argument, I’m challenged that the UK political classes haven’t got the stomach for radical transformation. The other day, I highlighted how China is not too proud to call in help to reform her healthcare and John Gelmini picked up the thread.

Surely, it’s obvious that whatever the political make-up of the next UK government, the NHS will continue to decline?


One response

  1. 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,nightclubbers and weekend thugs abusing their bodies with alchohol,skunk,ecstacy,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 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 allthe civilian air traffic controllers and replaced them with military flight controllers.
    Sooner of later this is going to have to happen with a lockout,derecognition 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 symptons 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 malodourous as well as ill health through poor diet,too much alchohol 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”

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