Monday, January 19, 2009


like a breaking egg.

From Open Europe feed:

Britain's top surgeon: the Government can alter Working Time rules "it if it has the political will"

The Sunday Telegraph reported that changes to hospital working hours which come into force this summer under the EU's Working Time Directive will be "disastrous" for patient care and result in "major service failure", according to Britain's top surgeon. John Black, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, issued a warning that the National Health Service will not be able to cope with the effects of the controversial European Working Time Directive.

The paper noted that from August, hospitals face heavy fines if they allow any health care staff, including surgeons, to work more than 48 hours a week, despite warnings from hospitals that they are not able to make the change. "With nobody able to work more than 48 hours a week from August, the effects on patient care in the NHS are potentially disastrous," Mr Black said.

So, socialism created the National Health, and, like every similar system in the world, it is now proving to be a monster money-sucker, totally unwieldy and impossible to admininster adequately. People are commenting everywhere on the decay of hospitals, of service, of nursing, of long wait lists and the politicization of medical practitioners.

Now the EU steps in and adds a rule that the supine, bootlicking British government will follow slavishly, and that will bring the whole thing down.


I put on my surprised face.

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