They won’t privatise the NHS!
If that is what you think, then you are very, very wrong because it is already happening!
Slowly but surely NHS services are being awarded to the for-profit sector and to an already on its knees NHS that will only add more strain rather than helping. These companies will be billing the NHS for the services and this will obviously cost a lot more than when it was run by the various health authorities.
The NHS is 70 years old and like most pensioners it has been ignored and left to rot by the Conservative government.
So many people are still sure that the Conservatives won’t allow the NHS to be sold off and they sit back and do nothing just watching as the Tories push the stick forward on this old bird and purposely crash it into the ground. They can then claim to have saved it by selling it off to their rich chums to make even more money whilst in the shadows possibly getting a backhander for behaving so poorly!
We now have non urgent operations and treatment postponed, ambulances queueing outside A&E departments with the seriously unwell also laying corridors and there have even been reports that the corridors have been full at some hospitals.
Our NHS was the envy of other countries, we knew that if we became seriously unwell or were involved in an accident, then we were okay because we would go to hospital and be treated for free and treated by some of the best doctors and nurses in the world.
Also don’t think that these for-profit companies care about the NHS! It will be just another business and spreadsheets will be more important than patients. Last year Virgin Care sued the NHS after it lost out on an £82m contract to provide children’s health services in Surrey, this was settled out of court and I believe the amount given to Virgin was about two million pounds, that is another loss to the NHS!
Also let’s not forget the sell off of the Royal Mail, it was sold for considerably less than it should have been with figures stating could have been £180m under the value. At the time there was talk of certain people being tipped off allowing them to get in and make a big profit almost overnight. So will this be the same for the NHS, is it just another cash cow for the Tories and their chums?
Of course the Tories will strongly deny the underfunding of the NHS and GP services, they will point to the fact that more doctors and nurses are now being trained has increased but with staff feeling the pressure and having to struggle with the cuts, many are retiring early and more than ever trained NHS staff are looking for work overseas.
The truth is that once again the Tories have because of their decisions, increased the risk of people dying when they could have been helped and also left many people without the support they need.
I am disabled, I am in chronic pain 24/7, I have problems with my hips, knees, and feet, I have a problem where my nerves aren’t behaving as they should and that is causing more pain and yet I am not under the care of any hospital consultant or clinic. I have heard this from many other people in the same position as me, they are being discharged from clinics and told to see their GP for any problems.
This country is now in reverse gear, we have people dying because they can’t be seen quick enough, we have people who aren’t receiving the support they need, we have more and more homeless because there isn’t enough social housing, disabled people denied the benefits they are entitled to.