Taxpayers funding births abroad

August 06, 2007 10:35 AM

So we hear news about NHS budget deficits and hospitals not having enough money to clean wards properly.  Apparently, however, there’s enough money to pay for treatment abroad rather than spending the money on the NHS at home.


Taken from the public purse, 269 women took advantage of the EU scheme to shop around for healthcare.  A further 88 were sent abroad to have treatment for hearing aids, blood tests and speech therapy, the government has admitted.


Rather than paying people to go abroad to have hospital treatment, perhaps the government should put our money to frontline services.  Recruiting and training doctors and nurses, rather than administrators and bureaucrats, would be a start to curing the sickness within our healthcare system.                                              

So we hear news about NHS budget deficits and hospitals not having enough money to clean wards properly.  Apparently, however, there’s enough money to pay for treatment abroad rather than spending the money on the NHS at home.


Taken from the public purse, 269 women took advantage of the EU scheme to shop around for healthcare.  A further 88 were sent abroad to have treatment for hearing aids, blood tests and speech therapy, the government has admitted.


Rather than paying people to go abroad to have hospital treatment, perhaps the government should put our money to frontline services.  Recruiting and training doctors and nurses, rather than administrators and bureaucrats, would be a start to curing the sickness within our healthcare system.                                              

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