New statistics released from the National Health Service in England show that over 15 per cent of people are now waiting more than four hours to receive important treatment in the accident and emergency department.
Just imagine that:
You’re in a room full of people, sat on a plastic chair, waiting for your broken leg to be attended to. It’s crazy.
And it’s not just unfair on the patients. It’s unfair on the staff, too. Our doctors and nurses are working harder than ever, trying to keep up with huge demand.
And it doesn’t even matter how much money we’re throwing at the health system, it seems. We are clearly facing problems that go beyond money.
It’s time we face up to the fact that the NHS just can’t come with the sheer amount of people who are coming to England and accessing its services.
It’s time we got stricter on health tourism, and thought about the impact that immigration is having on our health service.