Friday, April 23, 2010

The Blissful State of Health Care in the UK

Or maybe not so blissful. Two women every day 'being turned away from overstretched maternity units' - Telegraph

Shortages of midwives. (Forget about doctors. You won't see one unless there is an emergency.)
As well as staff shortages maternity wards are also struggling to a cope with a rising birth rate – there were 708,708 live births in England and Wales in 2008, the highest number since 1972.
But then it's hard to hire more staff and cut costs at the same time.

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