Friday, November 06, 2009

The Blissful State of UK Health Care

Attack in NHS hospital 'every three minutes' - Telegraph That's a lot of attacks. In hospitals. In a small country.
There have been several murders and rapes at hospitals in recent years and thousands of attacks annually involve the use of knives and other weapons.

Almost one in four attacks results in injury, yet only a fraction of them are ever reported to the police.

The statistics reveal the dangers that doctors, nurses, paramedics, patients and visitors face in our hospitals on a daily basis.
Rapes. This article doesn't say, but rapes occur on mixed sex wards. You see, since the government is paying, semi-private rooms have been deemed too expensive. Similarly, single-sex wards have been deemed too expensive. So men and women are housed together with little privacy, and not much security. (Click this link for one such story.)

Cutting costs. Cutting security.

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