Areas of NHS will implode this winter – because nobody, who can change it, cares?

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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11 thoughts on “Areas of NHS will implode this winter – because nobody, who can change it, cares?

  1. NMac

    I was talking to a Tory-voting acquaintance recently and he maintained that he valued the NHS for society. I put it to him that he could not have both a Tory government and the NHS, because it has been a long term aim of the Tories to destroy it. He honestly and naively believes that Tory politicians also value the NHS. I suspect he is in for a rude awakening.

  2. Sven Wraight

    2 thoughts come to mind:
    1- if Scottish MPs are banned from voting on English issues because of a claimed conflict of interest, then MPs with private health business connections should absolutely be banned. I’d also ban those homeopathy/Reiki/crystal healing imbeciles on the grounds of lack of competence.
    2- why the obsession with waiting times just because they’re easier to measure? Give the public the mortality data and let us make up our own minds!

  3. Barry Davies

    Our local newspaper reported the Stafford hospital is worried about winter pressures, whilst forgetting they have been taken over by Stoke who are the actual trust worrying about Winter pressures, why because they haven’t even talked about the situation let alone made any contingency plans, this sounds bad but of course the real reason is because the CCG’s don’t actually fund any extra facilities for the winter period, so any plans would not be able to be implemented, why haven’t the CCG’s funded the hospitals, because the government under the “passionate about the NHS Hunt” has been grossly underfunded for the last 20 odd years.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Only for the last six years. New Labour actually did well by the NHS, PFI notwithstanding.

  4. wildswimmerpete

    When I had my stroke in Autumn ’11 when I discharged the hospital informed Social Services to help me particularly as I live alone. Other than Meals on Wheels for a few weeks (for which I paid), I was left to fend for myself. At the time Lansley was Minister of Health. Say no more?

  5. Roy Beiley

    Better subscribe to Virgin Medical asap as Branson is “allegedly” buying up unviable GP practices. All his Tory grandee mates are probably doing the same. Lovely Jubbly for them. Charitable medical treatment for those unable to pay.How do Tory voters justify what is happening? Are they immune from illnesses? Do they have their own private defillibrator at home if they have a cardiac arrest and also someone on hand who is competent to use it? When the penny finally drops will they still be persuaded that Corbyn is a communist dictator in disguise and be ” rather dead than Red”? Thank you very much you misguided people!

  6. jeffrey davies

    has above rb virgin will only keep the ones it can make monies from and the rest cut adrift oh how lovely just like that aktion t4

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