Plans that could lead to the closure of hundreds of hospital wards are being drawn up but will not be made public until after the general election, opposition parties have said.And yes those are wards, not semi-private rooms. The NHS has deemed those too expensive. Never mind that women are routinely attacked on mixed-sex wards.
Beggars can't be choosers, and when you put the bureaucrats in charge you become beggars.
Last year, the Government asked NHS authorities to come up with proposals to reorganise the service to save money as a result of the recession. Details have started to emerge of what is likely to be a rolling programme of cuts that contrasts sharply with assurances from Labour and the Tories that the NHS was “safe”.No discussion. No debate. No appeal for better financing. The bureaucrats will make the decisions.
So far, only the plans for London have come to light. Campaigners claimed the proposals threatened services such as casualty and maternity units at 13 out of 36 hospitals in the capital.