Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: The abundance of socialism, medical edition
First, a little mood music:
Remember how socialized healthcare would mean poor people would never be turned away from a hospital if they needed surgery?
Ya, about that:
“Patients who need hip operations or cataract surgery could be refused treatment for four months after health chiefs in the north west of England said they could no longer afford to fund all NHS services.
“St Helen’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Merseyside, could become the first in the country to temporarily suspend all non-essential hospital referrals by GPs in a bid to balance its books.”
But at least little children who are suffering will get help, right?
“Mrs Allen claims two days before he required emergency treatment, she was refused an appointment at her local GP surgery because a receptionist did not think the condition was severe enough to warrant a visit.
“The mother-of-two is now calling on the Government to make a vaccination against the disease – currently only available to certain children on medical grounds – free for all on the NHS.
“Mrs Allen, a nursery manager from St Neots, Cambridegshire, said: ‘Everyone’s reactions in the hospital were just complete shock over how severe it was – the doctors all wanted to come and see this worst ever case of chickenpox.
“‘There was even talk about using the pictures for a medical journal.'”
But at least they have doctors who are dedicated?
“HISTORY of a sort was made on April 26th and 27th when over 20,000 junior hospital doctors in Britain went on strike. It was the fifth time this year that they had withdrawn their labour, but this week they abandoned emergency services as well as their more routine duties. No lives seem to have been lost, but no concessions were gained.”
Considering the state of socialist healthcare, that might not be a coincidence…