Saturday, 29 August 2009

The envy of the world?

The NHS is the envy of the world? Really? The Mail reports that:
"Surgeons from Sweden, Denmark and Finland were flown into Britain between 2003 and 2006 as part of a £3million scheme to speed up hip and knee replacements.

But concerns were raised about the quality of the work carried out and many patients fear the surgeons were insufficiently trained or skilled.

More than one third of people operated on at Weston-super-Mare General Hospital (WGH), Somerset, had an unsatisfactory result and six legal cases are now being considered."
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1 comment:

Craig said...

My next-door-neighbour-at-work has been complaining about the rudeness of the NHS's night-staff (though she didn't mind the day-staff). She was also stressed out because they gave her 87-year old mother three times the prescribed dose of her epilepsy medication and then tried to give her some pills that belonged to the lady who'd left her bed the day before! She was not impressed. That she still seems to think well (overall) of the NHS is testament to a lifetime of propaganda. Orwellian double-think is alive and well.