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non sociopath skin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 05:42 PM
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Care may suffer, admits private company taking over NHS hospital
Straight from the horses's mouth.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/nov/12/care-pri...

But, hey, da national health, she is-a safe in our hands, right, boss?

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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 01:29 AM
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1. At what point...
... are the British people going to rise up and say: "Enough is enough!"?

Give that this is Cameron's Trojan hores to privatise the health service, you would imagine he would have chosen a Rolls Royce, rather than a TR7 with a blown head gasket. Is this really the best they have?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 04:33 AM
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2. Notwithstanding the headline
Edited on Sun Nov-13-11 04:38 AM by dipsydoodle
what was the alternative to the mangagement of the hospital being taken away from the Health Trust ? Replacing the Health Trust ?

I can't relate to that area. West Herts Trust has got 3 hospitals : Watford, St Albans, and Hemel Hempstead. Aside from those we chose where we go - can even use BUPA at Bushey if we want to.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 08:25 AM
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4. Yes, replacing the Trust would be one option
The NHS have gone through 60 years and a variety of problems without giving hospitals to for-profit organizations to run, so I see no need for them to start now.

I've spent much of my life in either London (capital of the UK for hospitals as well as otherwise) or Oxford (the John Radcliffe and associated hospitals) so never been in that situation; but I definitely wouldn't like to be.
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MichaelMcGuire Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 05:52 AM
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3. It's
Not possible to have a profit run NHS that puts people first.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 08:25 AM
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5. +1
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-13-11 09:26 AM
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6. The object was for the Trust to break even
Edited on Sun Nov-13-11 09:26 AM by dipsydoodle
not make a 4 million loss. The comparison is against other Trusts.
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