No harm done

No harm done

No harm done

First published in Letters by

WHETHER the NHS is being privatised depends on what you mean by privatisation.

With limited facilities in NHS hospitals, anyone needing replacement knee surgery would probably have to wait about a year from referral by their GP to the operation itself.

In York, because two private hospitals are commissioned by the NHS to augment the procedures done at York Hospital, the waiting time is about three months.

Anyone with this painful condition will tell you that saving nine months of immobility and extreme discomfort is a godsend.

If this is privatisation of the NHS, what harm is being done?

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York

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12:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Bad magic says...

Perhaps the harm is in leaving the complex cases on the more unwell patients to be done in the NHS hospitals for less money?
Perhaps the harm is in leaving the complex cases on the more unwell patients to be done in the NHS hospitals for less money? Bad magic
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1:42pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

If this is privatisation of the NHS, what harm is being done?

Exactly what those who stand to profit want you to think. Well done, you've fallen for it hook line and sinker.

That's why they've been cutting off funding and running it down to make it seem dysfunctional. Think about it.
[quote]If this is privatisation of the NHS, what harm is being done?[/quote] Exactly what those who stand to profit want you to think. Well done, you've fallen for it hook line and sinker. That's why they've been cutting off funding and running it down to make it seem dysfunctional. Think about it. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 10

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