122,884. ‘The WHO system is set up to discourage people from using healthcare.’ (Health & Health Service) ibid.
122,885. ‘Every physician spends $84,000 a year just to interact with the private health insurance industry.’ (Health & Health Service) ibid.
122,886. ‘The most rationed healthcare system in the world.’ (Health & Health Service) ibid.
123,394. Universal healthcare for its 11 million citizens. (Cuba & Health Service) Abby Martin, Breaking the Set: Cuba II, RT 25-27.02.15
123,395. One doctor for every 170 patients … paid up to $70 a month. (Cuba & Health Service) ibid.
123,396. Cuba’s extraordinary global medical record shames the US blockade: In the aftermath of the Kashmir earthquake of 2005, Cuba sent 2,400 medical workers to Pakistan and treated more than 70% affected; they also left behind 32 field hospitals and donated a thousand medical scholarships … Haiti: Cuba sent the largest contingent of doctors … 3 million eye surgeries across the world … (Cuba & Health Service) ibid.
126,051. Everyone knows the National Health Service does a fabulous job despite underfunding. Stepping into the funding gap are volunteer riders from services like the Warks and Solihull Blood Bikers (WSBB) who deliver medical supplies in the night and over bank holidays at zero cost to the NHS.
Strange then that WSBB should only get a couple of months notice that their services were no longer required by the local health authority, as the contract to supply movement of medical services was being given to a commercial organisation from Gateshead. GreatBritishTees online article 5 April 2018, ‘Charity Blood Bikers Dumped by NHS Warwickshire’
127,405. NHS cuts blamed for 30,000 deaths in new study: Government angrily refutes claims, calling reports ‘triumph of personal bias over research.’ Independent online article 17 February 2017 Katie Forster
128,161. In 2013 the estimated cost to the NHS of irregular migrants in England was £330. (Immigration & Health Service) Who Should Get to Stay in the UK I? BBC 2019
133,817. We will win because our NHS is the beating heart of this country. It is the best of this country. It is unconquerable. It is powered by love. Boris Johnson, 12th April 2020
135,547. Capitalists should never be allowed near a healthcare system. They hold sick children hostage as they force parents to bankrupt themselves in the desperate scramble to pay for medical care. The sick do not have a choice. Medical care is not a consumable good. We can choose to buy a new or used car, shop at a boutique or a thrift store, but there is no choice between illness and health. (Health & Choice) Chris Hedges
133,828. The last few weeks have seen record numbers of deaths and the biggest challenge for the NHS in its 70-year history. (Virus & Health Service) Panorama: On the NHS Frontline, BBC 2020
133,829. Around one in ten people who test positive for Covid19 becomes severely unwell and they are admitted to intensive care. Recent research suggests only half those patients might survive. (Virus & Health Service) ibid.
133,894. Has the government failed to protect the NHS? And their staff on the Covid wards frightened for their lives. We reveal the mistakes that have put workers in danger. And how the government downgraded protection standards as the virus swept the country. (Health Service & Virus) Panorama: Has the Government Failed the NHS? BBC 2020
133,895. For weeks the government has been dealing with criticism about stocks of Personal Protective Equipment or PPE. (Health Service & Virus) ibid.
133,896. It wasn’t just gowns left off the shopping list. (Health Service & Virus) ibid.
111,108. The hidden secrets that some NHS hospitals are keeping from us. Transparency is key to keeping patients safe. But warnings about patient safety are being kept from the public. Panorama has uncovered dozens of expert reports highlighting serious concerns about patient care. (Hospital & Health Service) Panorama: Hospital Secrets Uncovered, BBC 2021