This is certainly not a bite at the NHS! The people who work in it, our doctors and nurses, paramedics, dentists and everyone else from the cleaners to the chefs are all pretty much decent hard working dedicated people, who have a genuine drive to help someone / everyone. Of course the odd slip up will happen, but again is that the fault of the staff, no matter what grade? No I don’t think it is, it is the fault of the management, and more so it is the fault of the government making cuts! Cuts that cripple hospitals, close A&Es, loose Emergency Ambulances and so on. Basically make the NHS less when the needs of a growing and ageing population, grow!
So what’s the story? The NHS, in its principles, is excellent, truly a scheme that if run properly should be implemented the world over, it is something that the UK should be really proud of, but how can we be proud of something that is no longer in a position to look after the average man?
The government have cut and cut away at the NHS meaning that was once a famous institution is now nothing more than a business, were profits and stakeholders are more important that customers, and by customers I do of course mean patients, the sick, those in need of help – patients – NOT customers. The stakeholders want a bigger return and that is achieved by spending less, how do they do that then? Cut services, cut or freeze wages, cut pensions, cut…cut….cut!
So why does this annoy me? My City has recently closed its A&E after 20:00 hours, so if you happen to get injured, have a RTC, collapse or need help, well that ambulance that scoops you up is going to drive past the nearest hospital to take you to Belfast, it could mean an extra 15 minutes in an ambulance, that’s a quarter of that all important golden hour gone! Why…cuts.
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