New NHS Miracle Cure?

it seems the NHS have fallen upon a new miracle cure for patients. If you are unfortunate enough to be admitted to hospital, they wheel out a new all-ecompassing fight against all known illnesses and diseases…

We have ways Mr Kubrick of making you watch the handsome Health Secretary

A 3 minute looping video of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley telling you that ‘your care really matters to me’ and then asking you to be nice to hospital staff. Its a 3 minute epic and is looped. As far as I can see it is compulsory too – unless you part with £5 to subscribe to the TV, internet and email – each day you are there.

This is genius – firstly listening to a Politician talking at you whilst you are captive must have the effect of making you way to get out of the bed and away from him as soon as possible – hence the miracle cure. I guess it’s the only way anyone ever listens to an MP – if they can’t get away?

But the alternative thought is that this is a brilliant way of generating cash for the NHS. You actually have to pay to turn him off. I can’t imagine anything worse than listening to an MP lecturing you about how important a (reluctant) customer you are – but reminding you to be pleasant and appreciative to everyone who wanders up to you.

I think this could be taken further. I am wondering if we could persuade Vince to do a slot on Business Finance for those who can’t sleep. Some others could be used for alternative therapies – perhaps Liam Fox on making new friends whilst you are in hospital?

I think I would be in hospital for longer if I saw the film – from injuries sustained whilst (stupidly) punching a TV monitor?

By Tim GARRATT Posted in Business, Grumpy Old Man! Tagged Andrew Lansley, , BIS, email, Internet, Liam Fox, nhs, Stanley Kubrick, TV, , Vince Cable

2 comments on “New NHS Miracle Cure?

  1. Oh so true…you cannot escape from him…in a large ward there are lots of hims..all talking at you. And those on high dose pain killers, shout back at him
    Mind you, it reduces bed occupancy……

    • You do sometimes wonder if our Politicians are so desperate for us to listen to them that they have to resort to these sort of tactics. I can only imagine one thing worse than a screenful of “Dr” Lansley – two screenfuls….


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