Friday, November 20
NHS running out of cash
‘Hospitals have been ordered to make swingeing cuts to spending on agency doctors and nurses…The foundation trust sector is under massive pressure and can no longer afford to go on as it is…There is a real danger that over the next year trust will run out of cash to pay staff.’ Yes, I know, hyperbole: it’s the usual tabloid (Telegraph) clickbait. But let’s face it, we all know the NHS as is hasn’t a long term future without additional sources of income. Britain can’t fight wars and help solve the world’s problems, distribute alms to the poor AND provide free healthcare. At some stage the penny will drop and everyone will realise we have to pay for some of the medical treatment we receive.