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……