The Joys of Goverment Run Healthcare

Part #53129

Anger as hearing aids are rationed by the NHS: Hard of hearing patients given only one device to be worn on left OR right ear

The NHS has started to ration hearing aids for the deaf – with thousands of people being offered only one device when experts say they need two.

Specialists recommend that patients who are losing their hearing in both ears should be offered two aids, but some NHS authorities have started to offer just one to such people, in a cost-cutting exercise that saves a modest £90 per person.

The charity Action on Hearing Loss, formerly the RNID, has found four hospital trusts in England and two health boards in Wales now initially offer one aid.

There is so much bad news in the EuroZone these days. Maybe the NHS thinks they’re doing these folks a favor in helping them only hear half of it?

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2 Responses to The Joys of Goverment Run Healthcare

  1. wildbill says:

    From what I’ve read, healthcare in Limeyland is halfassed anyway.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If only it were just “half-assed.” Go to your favorite Web search engine and look up the “Liverpool Care Pathway.” I’ll wait.

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