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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:05 AM
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Hospital patients face non-stop Andrew Lansley on their televisions
Andrew Lansley isn't most people's idea of bedside entertainment, so pity the patients in NHS hospitals across the country who are having to watch the health secretary addressing them every three or four minutes on monitors above their beds.

The Conservative cabinet minister's face appears on bedside entertainment systems on a continuous loop saying that their care "really matters to me" and asking them to thank NHS staff.

If they want to turn him off, they have to register under a system which sees patients charged more than 5 a day to access TV, email and phone services. In some wards with multiple beds, the screens have the effect of a television showroom, reports the Independent.

One man who visited an elderly relative told the newspaper. "It was eerie. Everywhere you looked there was Andrew Lansley. My mother-in-law had to keep topping up the machine just to escape him."



http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/nov/22/hospital-...

Jesus wept. I thought we'd abolished torture back in the 17th Century. Does this mean the Tories are now adopting Stuart values?

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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:10 AM
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1. Sigh
Yet another politican who seems to think that "1984" was an instruction manual rather then a warning.
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oldironside Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:18 AM
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2. Lansley is so stupid...
... I don't think he could even spell 1984, let alone read it.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:20 AM
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3. Wow. That would put me into hospital if I started out healthy!
'Big Lansley is watching you!'

Or are they trying to save the NHS money by killing off all the patients through severe nausea?

Anyway- Uggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 08:56 AM
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4. Reminds me of James Blunt last night taking the Micky out of himself
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 09:56 AM by dipsydoodle
He chaired Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

He said his music had been played continously to a girl in coma until she recovered. First words she said were "will somebody turn that fucking row off"
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