Health shame

WHAT a sad indictment of the National Health Service in Wales when people are forced to dip into their life-savings for operations (Argus, January 2) because of delays in treatment.

The founder, Aneurin Bevan, a proud Welshman and Labour icon couldn’t have visualised in a thousand years how his “socialist dream” could be so desecrated and degraded to its present state.

And even worse in his own country, and by his own party in harness with Plaid Cymru, that supposedly staunch of Welsh ideals. The Welsh Assembly government has had ten years to get its act together.

Most of it under a Westminster Labour administration, so the Tories can’t be blamed for everything. Instead of financing dubious retail schemes and even more dubious charities, it should be concentrating on this country’s health, education and transport.

Mr A Greenhalgh Ross Street Newport

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1:43pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Stevenboy says...

Good letter. So much for the NHS being safe in Labour's hands eh. They can afford to throw grants in all directions, buy loss-making airports and refurbish their own building though.
Good letter. So much for the NHS being safe in Labour's hands eh. They can afford to throw grants in all directions, buy loss-making airports and refurbish their own building though. Stevenboy
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Wed 8 Jan 14

coalpicker says...

Right on the button ,but the real reason is that a health service built to cater
for around fiftysix million is having to give a service to a population in excess
of sixty million and counting that is not including those who holiday here
to take advantage of our stupidity and our timidity in charging as every other nation does .
Right on the button ,but the real reason is that a health service built to cater for around fiftysix million is having to give a service to a population in excess of sixty million and counting that is not including those who holiday here to take advantage of our stupidity and our timidity in charging as every other nation does . coalpicker
  • Score: 5

9:37am Thu 9 Jan 14

Mervyn James says...

The blame is with too many incoming migrants. the health system wasn't designed designed to cater for 100 different languages and dialects,and millions are being spent on translators,interpre
ters. If they cannot speak English what are they doing here ? The cruel irony is that deaf people cannot access own NHS services, but Polish can in Newport itself. 60m is maximum amount this country can reasonably sustain. We are heading for crisis point of 69m which experts say is riot status and communal breakdown.

London has lost the battle already. We're next.
The blame is with too many incoming migrants. the health system wasn't designed designed to cater for 100 different languages and dialects,and millions are being spent on translators,interpre ters. If they cannot speak English what are they doing here ? The cruel irony is that deaf people cannot access own NHS services, but Polish can in Newport itself. 60m is maximum amount this country can reasonably sustain. We are heading for crisis point of 69m which experts say is riot status and communal breakdown. London has lost the battle already. We're next. Mervyn James
  • Score: 4

11:33am Thu 9 Jan 14

welshmen says...

Priority people for NHS treatment Doctors and Dentist: are, Travellers, Gypsies, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants with Children, and the £2 Billion a year and rising scam, the NHS tourist, 300 pregnant women were stopped travelling to the UK last year purely for the Benefits that brings, look on the ONS, who are breeding more than the British born and bred.

Unless we change the people in charge who are hell bent on letting this Country become a war zone nothing will change, we have Millions of people here and still coming here that dislike our Culture and us, when their the majority it will be to late, courage is needed now more than ever since the last war to put a party in power that will put right what's wrong with our Country and our standing as a world power, what's the point in having an Army when your enemy can come here on the back of a lorry, boat, aeroplane, train, or just walk here, lets face it, the UK is a joke to the rest of the World....
Priority people for NHS treatment Doctors and Dentist: are, Travellers, Gypsies, Asylum Seekers, Immigrants with Children, and the £2 Billion a year and rising scam, the NHS tourist, 300 pregnant women were stopped travelling to the UK last year purely for the Benefits that brings, look on the ONS, who are breeding more than the British born and bred. Unless we change the people in charge who are hell bent on letting this Country become a war zone nothing will change, we have Millions of people here and still coming here that dislike our Culture and us, when their the majority it will be to late, courage is needed now more than ever since the last war to put a party in power that will put right what's wrong with our Country and our standing as a world power, what's the point in having an Army when your enemy can come here on the back of a lorry, boat, aeroplane, train, or just walk here, lets face it, the UK is a joke to the rest of the World.... welshmen
  • Score: 3

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