Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Yup! Our NHS is a pure treasure!

Two stories, both in the Daily Mail, but it puts into perspective how "simply fabulous" our NHS is!

A young mother gave birth on a pavement outside a hospital after she was told to make her own way there.
Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child. But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city's nearby Royal Infirmary.

Tony and wife Rebecca, 33, were staying in Wilmslow, Cheshire, when she started having contractions.
They rushed to St Mary's Hospital in Manchester, but Rebecca was told she wasn't ready, despite being 38 weeks into the pregnancy. The couple, of Newbury, Berkshire, went back to the house - but three hours later, Rebecca was doubled up in pain on the bathroom floor.Tony said he called the hospital to ask what to do and could not get any response.


  1. Makes you proud to be British. You can't blame the Americans for not wanting this kind of efficiency with Obarmy's healthcare reform.

  2. I am proud to be British, just totally disgusted and appalled at what this sleazy, socialist, totalitarian dictatorship has to done to Britons and our country!

    I would never have left if things hadn´t started making me so angry!

  3. Can you post the second story at National Death Service? I've done the first one.

  4. I am always a bit sceptical of drawing conclusions from individual stories. How certain are these these medical judgements one way or the other? Do these things never happen under other systems? How typical are they? Not very one assumes or they would not be news.

    Not that I do not think that the NHS is crap but I prefer to draw the conclusion from statistics. Today's figures showing huge rates of absenteesim for example.