Comments: 22 02 2022: a once in a lifetime date...

With you there on 1, 2 (I do), and 3, also the NHS.

Trouble is people have had (mostly) free healthcare for so long we don't realise, or remember, what being without it would be like. And very few people listen to History, so I suppose we'll be condemned to repeat it. Alas.

Posted by Sharon on 23 February, 2022 at 11:48 PM

Those people who think the NHS is wondeful and will meet their every health need are in for a big big shock if/when they come to need it.

It seems to be better if you are already in the system receiving ongoing treatment, or if you have A&E type needs, but for new conditions, forget getting any timely referrals or treatment.

And if you are old and alone and don't have anyone to fight your corner, and don't qualify for help from statutory agencies... you need to be very very afraid.

Posted by Blue Witch on 24 February, 2022 at 7:42 AM

I'm sorry you've had such a difficult time following the death of Mr BW's mum. Condolences to both of you. Tim also died early on a Sunday morning, exactly six months ago. Paramedics were there and the police had to be called, but I must say that I had the kindest treatment. One of the paramedics spoke to me on the phone and later a policeman phoned. The coroner was very helpful, I knew where Tim was taken (the mortuary at the local hospital) and the death certificate came through quickly. Dismal that you didn't get the same level of help.

Posted by Z on 5 March, 2022 at 4:10 PM

Thank you Z. The last 15 months have been truly appalling, with no support whatsoever from any statutory service. As well as builders, we've been working desperately to stay one step ahead of the NHS's many and varied attempts to kill Mr BW's Mum. I haven't written about it because clearly the majority of the population think the NHS is wonderful and won't hear a word said against them.

I think that Sunday is the worst day for someone to die, as you never forget it, every Sunday.

Posted by Blue Witch on 6 March, 2022 at 10:27 AM