A new senior citizen care plan for the NHS?

Owl takes no credit for this – the post is one from the United States that has gone viral! Owl, of course, does not advocate some of the suggested actions which appeal far more to America where guns are sacred.

Social Care: Plan G

If you are an older senior citizen and can no longer take care of yourself and need Long-Term Care, but the government says there is no Nursing Home Care available for you, what do you do? You may opt for Medicare Part G:

The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Part G) and one bullet. You may then shoot one worthless politician. [Owl does not support this, of course]

This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library, and all the health care you need. Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change or heart? They are all covered.

As an added bonus your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now.

And who will be paying for all this? The same government that just told you they can’t afford for you to go into a nursing home.

And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it. And now, because you are a prisioner, you don’t have to pay any more income taxes.

Is this a great country or what?

Now that you have solved your Long-Term Care problem, enjoy the rest of your week.”

Election irony

Does anyone else find it ironic that Tory candidates are saying that they will “fight for” local hospitals, fairer funding for schools and our precious environment when it is THEIR party that brought the CCG’s that are already cutting beds by stealth, the unfair school funding and which wants to loosen environmental regulations as soon as possible to enable more building on green fields and who are trying to stop frightening air pollution figures being published?

The Tory battle cry seems to be:

“What do we want?”
“No bed cuts, fairer funding for schools and a healthy environment!”
“When do we want it?”
“Er, whenever Mrs May says we can have it, pretty please?”
“When will it be?
“Brexit means Brexit!”

Have fun with that one – and if you vote for the Tories in Devon just hope you, your children and grandchildren can afford a private education and health care and never need to go to an NHS A and E or GP – or breathe the air in our towns, cities and countryside – tall order!

We need a credible opposition at DCC to fight for us. Claire Wright has done a magnificent job fighting for our schools, our hospitals and our environment at DCC – but could do even more with an army of like-minded councillors alongside her whose battle cry would be:

“What do we want?”
“Our fair share in a clean, green Devon”
“When do we want it?”
“When our voters empower us to get it”
“When will it be”?
“When you vote Independent on 4 May!”

Seaton Hospital: closure by stealth?

From Facebook today – surely an issue for any judicial review – manipulation of bed figures to enforce closure?

“I had to take my dad to the hospital in Exeter for a procedure. This has all gone well and they were going to move him to a different ward to recuperate perhaps for ten days.

I said it would be good if he could be moved to Seaton Hospital. I was told that staff had been told not to send people to Seaton. The look of disgust on the doctors face suggested that there was more to that sentence along the lines of ‘because they want to keep it empty so that it looks like it is not being used’.

I then walked out of the ward with my father and the porter of whom I asked where my father would be going. He did not know because there were no beds at that time!! In the words of John Lydon ‘Do you ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

NHS: hypocritical response by Parish criticised

Today’s Midweek Herald.

It is SO easy to tell people what you want them to hear and hope they believe it, but actions can catch you out!

He voted for the bill (Health and Social Care Act 2012) that pushed the NHS into its crisis, forcing it to create internal markets that led to privatisation.