What I learnt about life after Andrew had his stroke – by his wife Jackie AshleyAugust 2, 2013 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch6 CommentsThat the child support payments have gone down recently? previousHeidi Moore rides again!nextTimmy elsewhere 6 thoughts on “What I learnt about life after Andrew had his stroke – by his wife Jackie Ashley” Bernie G. August 2, 2013 at 8:59 am Ouch! Andrew M August 2, 2013 at 10:12 am From the Guardian’s coverage: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/01/caring-stroke-victim-andrew-marr-transformed “Second, the NHS is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The doctors saved my husband’s life, the physios have restored him to strength, and for most of them nothing has been too much trouble. But the inflexibility of the system is staggering.” So the individual doctors and nurses are wonderful, but the system is terrible. Therefore the NHS is wonderful? I despair. SadButMadLad August 2, 2013 at 11:19 am In Jackie’s eyes the NHS is always wonderful, as a concept. But like many lefties (see her Wiki page) they don’t see past it to the real life issues that will always plague such concepts when real humans (as opposed to the left’s view of the ideal person, cf. Eugenics) get involved. PaulB August 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm Jackie Ashley’s complaint is that there should be greater provision for continuing physiotherapy for stroke patients after their discharge from hospital. Could the NHS bashers please enlighten us as to how a different economic model for healthcare would make such provision generally available? NiV August 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm “Could the NHS bashers please enlighten us as to how a different economic model for healthcare would make such provision generally available?” If they don’t provide the extra service, they don’t get paid the extra money. Andy August 4, 2013 at 11:21 am Im sure the NHS delivered his(or not) child as well. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.