Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Paradoxical Loop of the National Health Service

We have been to the Hospital today to see Mr Michael who is not well, he was asleep when we arrived and I have now been informed that poking patients with a pointy stick to wake them up is not good for many reasons. The first of which is the loud scream upsets the other patients who then also scream, leading to general panic and a rush to the exit by the visitors who fear that the patients have all turned into mad Zombies. The second reason is it sets off the heart monitors, which then makes all the nurses rush to the patients, where they (the nurses) are trampled to death by fleeing visitors escaping from Zombies. They would like to send Mr M home but he lives at the top a hill with a long impassable track to it, so there is a lot of confusion at present about where Mr M will be allowed to go.





It is interesting that politicians often shake their heads and sigh a lot about the problems of the national heath system and how as we all get old so we all need more support, but then they complain we are all living too long and need to work until we are all much older to pay for it all. Of course one of the reasons we all live much longer is that the national health system is jolly good at keeping everyone up and running about so that we can all work until we are all really old to help pay for the national health system. You can see there is a terrible loop going on here one that is yet to be resolved by the powers that be.  And our Friend Mr M has the as yet unresolved problem of he is not allowed to go home due to his impassable track but he is also not allowed to stay in hospital, it appears the world is very complex……  

10 comments:

  1. Your post has great relevance to current controversies in the U.S. about national healthcare. The science fiction scenarios such as "Logan's Run" may be closer than we think.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. The UK has also been involved in long discussions about the National Health Service as it is one of the biggest expenses in Britain. But its a good system despite everything as it treats all its users equally....

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  2. Ah yes and despite it all, I hope to grow so old, thanks to the NHS, that I can get to realise that Americans will understand that our wonderful system, mostly, works very well.

    Ah yes, a 'pair of docs', ha ha and ha.....:)

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    1. I am always puzzled as to why America is scared of a National Health Service, it may not be perfect by a long way but it is fair and the fact we are all living so much longer must show it works a bit.

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  3. The NHS is absolutely fantastic and I'm glad that you've posted something nice about it. I'm tired of seeing all the bashing it gets in the media. It is a truly fair system that has increased life expectancy in this country loads. Doesn't seem like a waste of money to me.

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    1. I quite agree but the ever increasing age of retirement because we are all healthy and living longer is rather an undesirable side effect. I also notice they plan to increase the age you can drive so it may be the age we stay at school might increase to say 25 although I am gutted I missed the opportunity to stay at pre-school and play until I was 15

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  4. I think I can solve a loop problem with health care costs. That loop is the treadmill eXercise machine. They are under utilized. And by under utilized I mean that people are only walking on the top side, not the under side. Now, imagine this: suspend a treadmill in the air high enough so that people could walk on the bottom side of the treadmill simultaneously! Combine that with those machines people use to hang upside down.

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    1. I rather like your cunning plan Mr ESB, but ironically I fear there may be some Health and Safety issues.

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    2. Issues? That was my primary objective!

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    3. Issues are a bit like Tissues, but with no Tea....

      We drink a lot of tea in Britain.

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