There is so much we luddites in the NHS could learn from the giants of Silicon Valley, if only we’d stop fearing change. As someone whose hospital is already part-branded by that global health giant, McDonald’s (yes, the accommodation for parents in my children’s hospital is genuinely named Ronald McDonald House), I can only hope we embrace more of this tantalising NHS-private sector synergy.
A charity – yes, a genuine bloody charity – provides rooms so that parents can sleep near or in the hospital while their children are receiving treatment. In fact, they provided 2.5 million such overnight stays in 2015.
A facility and option which our glorious NHS did not and does not provide in fact.
And this is to be sneered at as some part of the privatisation of the NHS?
Go fuck yourself Ms. Clarke, right royally.