That didn’t work out well then

After a lifetime’s advocacy for the public model of healthcare and a career as an NHS psychiatrist, he died alone in hospital

The grieving son also doesn’t know what he’s talking about:

If the escalating costs of market-driven healthcare, drugs and technology had not created a crisis within the NHS in which lack of capacity means that doctors have to decide between which patients to save, I believe he might have had a fighting chance.

Drugs are cheaper than non-drugs as a treatment. That’s why we use them. So too technologies. We use the newer ones because they do the job for fewer resources. And someone’s really going to have to explain how allocating work to the lowest bidder increases costs…..

A bit too much of the waving of the bloody shroud here perhaps.

18 thoughts on “That didn’t work out well then”

  1. “if the NHS he loved hadn’t been undermined”

    You’d never guess, would you, that the NHS has been handed more taxpayers’ money every year since it was founded? The only exception was under the late 70s Labour government.

    And the increasing money to which I refer is “real” i.e. after being boosted to allow for inflation.

  2. This guy idolised a treasonous, treachorous thug like Nasser? No wonder he died alone after Nasser had been exposed.

  3. “… means that doctors have to decide between which patients to save,”

    Doctors, including the ‘saints’ in the NHS, have always done this.

  4. “Like many of his generation, he idolised progressive, independence leaders such as Nasser, Nkrumah, Lumumba and Nehru.”

    I wonder if any of his patients ever felt better as a result of his “care”

  5. “Like many of his generation, he idolised progressive, independence leaders such as Nasser, Nkrumah, Lumumba and Nehru.”

    Not enough to go and live in any of the countries so ruled, including the one of his birth, naturally………..

  6. The son may grieve, but the father was a complete and utter twat. Why the fuck he was allowed into this country, I’ll never know.

  7. “Like many of his generation, he idolised progressive, independence leaders such as Nasser, Nkrumah, Lumumba and Nehru.”

    Isn’t it funny how independence is to be welcomed for brown and black people, but denied to the English?

  8. FFS he was 89 that’s a good innings and Britain welcomed him gave him and his family a much better life than he would have had under any of his ‘ heroes’
    I am so sick of these people who hate us

  9. Flubber, it is a hypothesis of mine that the term ‘care’ could be replaced with ‘don’t care’ in most usage without losing meaning, at least in medicine.

  10. @rhoda
    Conflation of the two distinct meanings of the verb ‘to care’ has been gamed for decades. See “the caring professions”.

  11. Is it a complete coincidence that one organisation has managed to come up with:
    1) Liverpool Care Plan.
    2) Staffordshire Hydration Plan.
    3) Lake District Maternity Plan
    4) South Staffs Mother and Baby Plan.
    5) Covid Care Home Plan.
    6) etc etc.
    Funny how the end result of all these plans is more Tik Tok rehearsal time for the ” Wah-Wonder of the World”

  12. “Is it a complete coincidence that one organisation has managed to come up with:
    1) Liverpool Care Plan.
    2) Staffordshire Hydration Plan.
    3) Lake District Maternity Plan
    4) South Staffs Mother and Baby Plan.
    5) Covid Care Home Plan.”

    You’ve forgotten the most egregious of them all, the ‘If you’re a pain to us we’ll jab you full of morphine until you’re dead’ Care Pathway, courtesy of Dr Jane Barton @ Gosport Hospital, 1988-2000.

  13. The very last thing I felt like doing when one of my parents died was transforming myself into an attention seeking media tart flogging their corpse to any leftie media organisation who wished to wear their skin.

    Just saying.

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