This is a brilliant, MUST-READ article by the Telegraph. Check it out!
The original concept of the NHS was brilliant and set the gold-standard for many years. Unfortunately, the implementation never quite matched the original design. With the intervention of generations of bungling bureaucrats, and their political masters, the NHS has continued to go downhill. Healthcare in the UK fails to keep up with benchmarks in advanced Western economies, and is now tailing many Eastern European countries too.
This article highlights the weakness of the NHS bureaucracy. The UK already has an abysmal record on cancer treatment, yet now it seems that latest drugs will be denied to older people, making matters worse. It seems that the NHS bureaucracy will play god and judge the social contribution of older people. It will not matter that older people, paid their taxes, served their country and possibly worked for forty-five plus years (like myself). Older people are being dumped by the NHS bureaucracy. It’s blatantly ageist, in my view.
Surely, the UK’s NHS should be taken to the European Court for discrimination against older people?