Here we are at the Northern General Hospital in the Steel City (Sheffield) … booked the wife in at 0700 hrs for a Cardio Inversion .. In short, the medics are going to induce a rapid heartbeat and then shock it back to normal with the Defibrillator/Pacemaker she has fitted. If it doesn’t work correctly then they will make adjustments to it and try again, then, hopefully, the next time she suffers Ventricular Tachycardia (very rapid heartbeat) the defibrillator will work correctly and bring her out of it. They say it will be only a 5 minute procedure, she’s been gone nearly an hour now, but then she will have to come round from the anaesthetic and wait for full recovery before she is allowed out and home. Fingers crossed it won’t be too long …. It’s a wonderful hospital the Northern General, a jewel in the crown of the National Health service, without which, both Christine and myself would be in a wooden box by now pushing up the daisys, so, a big up to the great doctors and nurses of this establishment.
It really gets me fired up and angry that this black hearted Tory government are hell bent on privatising the National Health Service and trying to hive it off to private enterprise (it’s worth noting, and it’s on record, that many Tory MP’s have a financial interest in the Private Medical companies that are vying for contracts to take over the different departments, and eventually all, that make up the NHS. God forbid the day comes when we all have to take out medical insurance to cover our health needs in this country. At the moment, even though the NHS is struggling to survive due to the black hearted Tory cuts in funding, the service is free at the point of use for all. If this ship of fools remain in power for much longer, then the NHS will be nothing more than a money making machine for the MP’s and other investors who have a financial interest in the privatisation of what should be a sacred institution for the care of the population, regardless of status, class or wealth.
I personally wish Mr Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, God speed and fair winds in his fight for social justice and fairness, particularly in saving the NHS from the privatising Dogs baying at the door of profit …..
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Given that the only ways of making a profit are increasing volume or reducing costs, healthcare doesn’t seem a good fit. I hope your wife is doing better.
Doing good thanks Dan
Last weekend, some 4,000 people showed up in Barnstaple to oppose closing parts of the hospital there. It was an amazing, heartening sight but I don’t know what it’s going to take to shock the government back to some sort of sense. Maybe they should try that business with the defibrillator.