Sunday, April 24, 2011

Under the heading of Socialist- er, Socialized Medicine

It seems as though one of the members of the board of directors of England’s National Health Service has died after having her surgery postponed four times.
Well, isn't that just so special?
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation – at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust – the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.
The answer, Jim, is that you've got exactly the system your wife was administering; and what happened to her is what's been happening to a lot of other people.

Yay, NHS!


Mattexian said...

There is a bit of schadenfreude here, since they proved that some animals are NOT more equal than others, to paraphrase Orwell.

Gerry N. said...

Yannow, I kinda feel sorry for the hubby, but as to the guest of honor at the (non) surgeries....Tough shit.