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National Health Service.. or not.

Minivanman
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National Health Service.. or not.

Method in the madness maybe, but still annoying for the person concerned.

A friend over from Bristol to Wales and with a letter from her hospital doctor thought she'd kill two birds with one stone and have her MRI scan done at our local hospital. 

Appontment made, and turns up this very morning only to be told ah no, you are from Bristol and it costs 'our' hospital £3000 every time we use that machine so sorry, you'll have to get it done where you live.

I thought we had a National Health Service!

  


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MisterW
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No, we have local NHS Trusts these days! and they each have to balance their budgets , and employ CEO's and accountants at great expense to make sure they do...

gleneagles
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No wonder there is a shortage of money for those essential services in the NHS.

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idonno
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Well. there's the Welsh National Health Service. The English National Health Service. and so on. All to do with keeping us in our place, no doubt but isn't it what people voted for when they wanted devolution?

Mind you at £3000 a time, my health trust must hate me being around this year. 3 CT scans and 10 MRI scans and counting. I might have complained about paying NI etc over the years but no complaints here about NHS costs - well, I will take issue about their car park charges.
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TTman
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@Minivanman I wonder what they would have said if your friend had been from Zimbarwe ??Shocked

Minivanman
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Without wanting to making any kind of point, she would probably have been treated. 

Daft eh.


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