Tuesday, March 14, 2006

If you know what's good for yourself, don't get ill

I knew things were bad in the NHS right now (for my non-British readers, the NHS is the publicly funded and publicly provided health care system we have in the UK). However, I didn't realise we were treating our old people quite this badly :-(

[UPDATE: 20060314] I should have added a warning: I suggest you read the full article when you're not eating.

2 comments:

Hannah Parker said...

I knew there were problems with the NHS, but I didn't know they were that bad. Are you sure this isn't fiction?
This article provides a horrifying description of the lack of skilled resources and the frighteningly poor standard of care.
In future, I will think twice before I assume that the NHS is sufficient.

Richard Brown said...

In future, I will think twice before I assume that the NHS is sufficient.

If I could afford it, I would buy my parents private health insurance for their thirtieth wedding anniversary this year.