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Tingtwatter asks: Ever been on the receiving end of some quality health care? Tell us about it

(, Thu 11 Mar 2010, 11:49)
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I recently broke my leg rather badly.
As in, went A over T on some ice, caught my foot on a pavement and twisted it through 100 degrees in the wrong direction. Big twisty ankle break on both bones in my lower leg.
Absolutely everyone, from the paramedic right through to the physio crew, has been outstandingly nice while treating my injury.
Yeah, there was a waiting time. Yeah, it fucking hurt, and will continue to do so for some time. Yeah, I now have seven bits of metal in my leg, and this scar. But throughout the lot, the medics, nurses, and staff have all been nothing but helpful, kind and understanding.
Fuck anyone who knocks the NHS. They get it wrong sometimes, but they do the whole thing under huge pressure, faced with a wide array of abuse and idiocy (especially from their own management) and they are hugely underpaid.
I really cannot understand why some people object to free healthcare for everyone. They must be pretty fucking damaged to want to privatise (and therefore profit from) something that so many people rely on, and without which so many would be dead. We should be bloody proud to support such an organisation, despite its flaws: by and large, it works.
Length? The scar's about 5".
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 12:02, 7 replies)
that looks like one of my legs
have you had your b.p checked lately? that looks like some poor circulation there
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 12:53, closed)
Yeah, it was just after the cast came off
it's better now.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 19:00, closed)
I agree
that the staff of the NHS are a wonderful bunch on the whole, although I wish people would stop referring to it as free, Our taxes pay for it.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 14:59, closed)
but take the service away and they'd still tax the same. It's not free, you're right, but I'd rather pay for it this way than any other.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 19:02, closed)
The workers can be great.
... And the NHS can and does save lives and help people who wouldn't be able to afford healthcare otherwise.
But, if you think demanding money with menaces to fund a healthcare system is the only viable way you've been listening to UK and US politicians too long.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 18:18, closed)
Demanding money with menaces for healthcare is what insurance companies do.
(, Mon 15 Mar 2010, 19:00, closed)
I told you you had been listening to politicians too much. The NHS is funded by theft also you know?
(, Tue 16 Mar 2010, 17:54, closed)

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