Monday, June 12, 2006
Labour blames the public for NHS overspend
According to Andy Burnham at the Department of Health, it is possible to make £700m-plus in savings without impacting patient care. Can you imagine what Labour would say if the Conservative Party said something like that?
The press release says that, for example, "a reduction in avoidable emergency admissions for conditions such as asthma, heart problems and angina could save the NHS over £120m a year".
Of course, it's so obvious now! It's our fault the NHS is over-spending. All of us inconsiderate sods who have known heart condition and think they're having a heart attack are to blame! Not to mention those parents who think their child going blue might justify a visit to A&E.
Yesterday it was crime and anti-social behaviour that was our fault. Today it's the NHS overspend. Wonder what it will be tomorrow? The Iraq War?
Posted by dizzy at 6/12/2006 03:04:00 pm