April 13, 2018

New stats: UK National Health Service wait times now worst on record

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

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.

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commented 2018-04-14 12:17:02 -0400
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Yes it’s all the baby boomers fault for wait times "

It kinda is. Those Boomers paid taxes their whole lives, but never saved any of that money for the future. 20 or 30 years ago, you had a huge bulge of mid-career taxpayers, and relatively few older individuals to support. They could get away with tax cuts because the worker:nonworker ratio was so good – and that manifested in the Thatcher/Reagan/Chretien era sharp tax cuts.

Then the boomers started retiring. Now you suddenly have a whole bunch of old people, and not a lot of younger people. The math that works great when an elderly couple had 4 kids and 15 grandkids (19 younger taxpayers)… doesn’t when they have one kid and one grandkid (2 taxpayers). What worked in the 80s no longer does. What do you do? Privatization doens’t make money appear – someone still has to pay for the Boomers, gen XYZ has to buy insurance while they’re stil taxed to pay for their parents. Ultimately the Boomers still insist that they’re entitled to gold plated healthcare, after having voted themselves tax cut after tax cut after tax cut rather than saving for their future, with no regard for the fact that it all robs their children blind.

Then they have the gall to oppose immigration, literally the only way to keep the worker:senior ratio at least tolerable in a nation which has had sub-replacement fertility for more than 45 years.
commented 2018-04-14 05:02:23 -0400
Andrew Stephenson is talking about all the baby boomers that worked all their lives contributing to the building of this country .And let’s talk about the thousands of soldiers,the baby boomers parents that fought off fascism and communism .
Yes it’s all the baby boomers fault for wait times .
commented 2018-04-14 00:06:53 -0400
Great Britain is committing suicide by philanthropy just like Canada is.
commented 2018-04-13 23:57:01 -0400
At least Trudeau’s future Mali Immigrants may go back to eating one another, allowing less numbers on our Medical System.
commented 2018-04-13 23:29:59 -0400
Endless unlimited immigration really worked out well for them and their self created shit hole
commented 2018-04-13 22:49:11 -0400
NHS is a failing system; overwhelmed by a number of factors. Anyone claiming otherwise is simply stupid.
commented 2018-04-13 21:38:45 -0400
It’s almost like the Baby Boomers are getting old and needing a whole lot of care.
commented 2018-04-13 19:43:50 -0400
Do Muslims go to the front of the line?
commented 2018-04-13 19:17:59 -0400
Coming to an emerg near you compliments of Jr..