Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Death of the NHS



Yesterday the Heath and Social Care Act came into force.
Today the NHS begins to die.
Tomorrow begins the dismantling of the NHS.
The dismantling will be subtle…


You will not notice until a procedure or service you need is denied…


To understand more, please read this article by Max Pemberton in The Telegraph…read it and weep.


Image: courtesy of flickr
Author: Byzantine_K

20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oy your health care issues sound about like ours, pushed through legislation lacking definition that leads to nothing but turmoil...far from its intentions...

Jyoti Mishra said...

politics everywhere ..

Manzanita said...

Anna
I'm not in the least surprised. I've been called a paranoid conspiracy theorist for some time and to make matters worse, I'm also old so they add senile. But it's all coming true. Wish I'd been wrong. Sorry for all of us.

ADDY said...

I've already seen a change.... I have hearing impairment and have to have regular checks to test my hearing. I have just discovered that my local hospital's audiology department has been disbanded. Apparently if I am over 55 I have to go to a neighbouring borough of London to their hospital or if am under 55 I can go to Specsavers who won the procurement tender.

kkkkaty said...

Amazing, but nothing surprises me anymore..scary..

Lolamouse said...

Wow, it's the same everywhere (unfortunately). Technology gets better, service get worse, everyone loses.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is so so sad. Seems to be happening in every country these days :(

deeps said...

thats so sure and everywhere...

Friko said...

And we all just stand by and watch the death.

I despair.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your welcome comments folks

Addy ~ I have noticed that the waiting time for those requiring psychiatric (already being a Cinderella Service) assessment is even longer that what was once considered 'normal'...

And Friko - I despair too.

Anna :o[

anthonynorth said...

It has been a terrible week for the UK in more ways than one. But at least, the bankers are being rewarded with a tax break. Sick.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I emailed this to one of my former Political Science professors and he found it very interesting as well.

Cro Magnon said...

There are so few things that MUST be 'ring-fenced'. Education, defence, law and order, and most importantly; HEALTH CARE.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

If the Govt outsources all services, why do we need a government?

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

Unfortunately you might have a point there. It's so sad to think how much thought and energy went into building something so amazing. A true social achievement.

Sabio Lantz said...

I applied to work with the NHS about 10 years ago. In the interview, I had to give a 5 minute talk about what (as an American) I felt about the NHS. In that talk I predicted its dismantling and told why --- based on my years in Japan who had the same. I didn't get the job. No one wanted to hear that I guess.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your comments folks.

Anthony and Cro - you are both correct.

J Cosmo - why indeed!

Sabio - The dismantling had begun then - ever so subtly... Your prophetic wisdom was your downfall methinks...

Anna :o]

Sabio Lantz said...

Pray tell, Anna, why is my prophetic wisdom "MY" downfall, thinkest thou?

Dave King said...

Makes the point excellently. Well done, you.

Helena said...

I hate that bastard Cameron. The worse government we've ever had. Now we're spending 15 million to see Thatcher off..........sickening.