Friday, April 18, 2008

Over a week and no posts. Busy at work and lack of heating and hot water at home. It was too cold to sit at the pc but we now have warmth and lovely hot water. Thanks to LE we had showers and chips to eat as we watched 'The Colour of Magic' and 'The Light Fantastic'. Not a patch on the books but enjoyable all the same.

Workwise...lots of rumours and scare stories regarding the 'reconfiguration of services'. After 23 years in the NHS it's the same old bollox really although I believe these latest changes presage the dismantlement of the NHS. Tories light under Brown or sugar free tories under the Eton Trifle...both will do the same by screwing the voters. A tad cynical so I'll move on from the politics as I now have the weekend off and I plan, weather permitting, to rummage around the garden. I would say gardening but that would involve me a) having some knowledge of gardening and b)doing the gardening properly. Guesswork and lots of tea will be involved.
I remain broke as a result of paying the premiums for insurance claims so it will be an alcohol free(ish) weekend.
Music: Loud rock.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Mr Cat, so this is where you live :) I don't think you've left your address before. Hello, nice to make your acquaintance properly.

I read somewhere a couple of weeks ago that the money that is spent on the NHS would pay private health premiums for everyone (irrespecive of the loading for the most unwell) in the country more than twice over. A sobering thought I thought.

How the practicalities would work I have no idea, but I'm sure that it would be hard for things to get any worse.

9:44 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Welcome Blue Witch to my humble blog.
It would be interesting to see a breakdown of the monies spent on direct health care and the amount spent on the 'other'. i.e. The administration of the internal market, the political correctness stuff, etc...
The NHS could be leaner and more efficient but not at the expense of patient care and not by cutting staff resources to the bone yet allowing the non-essential services to continue.

12:48 pm  

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