People, Patients, Privatisation, Profits and the NHS
This is going to be a lazy posts folks and you will have to do most of the work yourselves by reading the links provided.
During my break at work last night I was reading The Sunday Telegraph and The Observer - I like a balanced view, but am always suprised at the totally different entries in these two papers - it is as if they were written in two entirely different countries.
I read in The Telegraph that Dave is to commit to "five guarantees" on the future of the NHS in a speech on Tuesday, these are that he will promise to keep waiting lists low, keep care integrated, maintain spending, keep the health service "national" and not to privatise the NHS.
I also read of the plight of Southern Cross and more importantly the possible plight of the residents that dwell therein. Southern Cross is a perfect example of greedy business - where profit is more important than people.
I read in The Observer of doubts re the financal strength of Circle Health this being a troubled company that already has its finger in the NHS pie.
Not read in these papers - despite the PFI controversy, NHS trusts are still setting up deals. The NHS will eventually pay more than £50bn for buildings worth just £11bn, plus there will be maintence charges on top. You will be paying this through your taxes general public - but more so your children. You will be paying this to private companies.
Must go to bed now folks so read and figure it out for yourselves.