My understanding is that Labour started
privatising contracting out services to the private sector that the Tories continued. Is this value for money? I think not - direct employees have more ownership of their work and are more accountable (IMO). My taxes are going to give private companies a profit when this could be ploughed back into the service.
Now we are faced with an A & E crisis and I realise that throwing more money at the service is not the whole answer. However, yesterday on Radio 4, I caught part of a discussion with Dudley Hospital Trust (successfully coped with the budget cuts) who now have managers and any available staff pushing trolleys and generally dealing with the public to keep their service flowing. They work weekends in the same way as they staff the week but the speaker indicated they are now falling behind their targets for A & E.
The Trust is hoping to install a GP in the hospital to see non-urgent cases - what a good idea.
Perhaps we need to campaign for more finances for the health service and be prepared to stump up a bit extra in our taxes. I'd rather have that than see any further disintegration to our services.
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