Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The NHS Debate - A Question

A point which has yet to be raised in the media, or even in the blogosphere - as far as is known - concerns the 'political elite' relating their experiences of the use of the 'world renowned' health service and their praise which is heaped on that 'service'.

Whilst it is in no way implied that any member of our 'political elite' would use their position to ensure that the service they received was any better than that accorded to the average member of the public; the fact is that, human nature being what it is, the minute the Prime Minister, a member of his government, the Leader of the Official Opposition, a Member of Parliament or even a member of their family was receiving treatment under the NHS it is reasonable to assume that any staff - medical or administrative - would ensure, to the best of their ability, that nothing 'went wrong', in other words they would go 'the extra mile'.

It would appear that the praise by our political elite needs to be very carefully phrased and, to avoid any cynicism that must arise, should perhaps refrain from relating their personal experiences at the hand of the NHS?

Just a thought.........


Anonymous said...

You're right, and the same thing applies to anyone at all prominent or "specia"l, plus - in spades - to all NHS staff, who are automatically fast-tracked and get the best treatment available.

It's just the poor bloody infantry who get sat upon, as usual.

subrosa said...

Of course the elite get the better service. It's always been so and the infantry, as anonymous says, have been brainwashed enough by now to accept their place as 2nd best.