Face it, Tory voters: The National Health Service is being run down by your government, sold off for scrap, and you can’t afford the alternative.zyourhealthruined

Only five years ago, it was the highest-rated health service on the planet. Now you might not be able to get emergency treatment for at least four hours and an outbreak of the flu could break the system altogether.

And Jeremy Hunt is delighted.

Not only delighted, in fact – he is working very hard to make the situation much, much worse, with his new contract that aims to drive good doctors away and lock those who remain into a purgatory of long hours and dangerous conditions.

Eventually he’ll say the system is unsustainable and should be abandoned in favour of a private version funded by health insurance.

Just remember that this collapse benefits private healthcare firms, many of which are part-owned by the Conservative MPs who are facilitating it.

Your health ruined so they can make a profit.

Parts of the NHS “will implode” this winter, an expert has warned, as new figures show falling A&E performance over the past few months.

Dr Mark Holland, the president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the days when summer used to provide a respite for busy emergency departments had gone, and instead the NHS faced an “eternal winter”.

The NHS was “on its knees” and a major increase in hospital admissions due to flu or the sickness bug norovirus could lead to collapse, he added.

Holland spoke out as new figures show that waiting times in A&E units in England this summer have been worse than for most winters stretching back more than a decade.

One in 10 patients waited more than four hours in A&E during June, July and August – worse than any winter in the past 12 years bar one, analysis by the BBC showed. Only last winter marked a worse performance since the target was launched in 2004.

Data from NHS England for the summer also showed hospitals are missing key targets for cancer cases, routine operations and ambulance response times. Delayed discharges – where patients are stuck in hospital despite being medically fit to leave – continued to rise, with a record high during August.

The Local Government Association has said a funding gap of at least £2.6bn is opening up for providing social care in the community. This affects discharges because care packages are not always in place for those leaving hospital.

Source: Areas of NHS will implode this winter, expert warns | Society | The Guardian

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