When politics runs medical care… prepare to wait… and wait… as you see beds fill up and operations cancelled and people die without care…
2015 isn’t beginning well for Brits relying on their government for medical care. BT.com reports, “3,000 ops cancelled as demand rises.”
More than 3,000 operations have been cancelled by the NHS in the first two weeks of this month as an “unprecedented demand” takes its toll.
Figures show 3,113 elective operations were cancelled in that period, up by almost half since 2012.
In terms of operations classed as urgent 161 were cancelled in the two-week period, with some having been cancelled twice or more.
The figures, highlighted by Labour, show the repercussions of A&E departments under severe stress and a lack of beds for patients in need, a consultant and member of the Royal College of Surgeons said.
Shafi Ahmed said: “There is currently unprecedented demand on the NHS resulting in more cancellations of planned surgical operations.
“As a practising surgeon, looking after cancer patients, it is very difficult to have to tell a patient who has prepared themselves for a major procedure that their operation has been cancelled for non-clinical reasons.
So aside from the problem of thousands of surgeries being cancelled, 161 urgent surgeries were also cancelled—some for the second time. And this has been happening for years but has recently gotten even worse!
Isn’t it great when government promises you free medical care? There is nothing left for you to worry about!
The other interesting part of this story is that they can’t allow people to be sicker or take longer to recover than they have planned for. If you get surgery you had better be ready to go home on schedule!
Mr Ahmed said improvements are also required regarding discharge arrangements, to avoid patients staying in hospital longer than necessary, and called for ring-fencing of beds for high dependency care to be considered.
Of course, the Brits are so addicted to government-managed and government-sponsored medical treatment that no one considers simply privatizing the provision of health care. Instead, it is simply a perpetual campaign. As socialist medicine gets worse under one party the other party gets to campaign by promising improvements.
Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said: “This is yet another sign that, under David Cameron, the NHS is simply not working.
He pledged Labour would invest an extra £2.5 billion in the NHS each year, resulting in 20,000 more nurses and 8,000 GPs.
So that’s it. The people just need to elect the “good guys” and medical care will be all fixed. Sure it will.
But if the Republicans refuse to fight for the abolition of Obamacare, they are committing us to the same “new normal.”
Finally, the government excuses the problems on the grounds that they are serving “an aging population.” But it was entirely predictable that the population would age—given the government’s own propaganda and other programs designed to pressure people to reduce population. Obviously, the aging population is not some sudden surprise. Why shouldn’t the government be ready for it?