After skimming through this thread, I must say that the NHS is not free,
we all pay for it.
Granted, some did say 'free at the point of delivery' Which is what it is and what it should be.
As for privatisation, this is not a new thing, I worked at the West Cumberland Hospital from 1982 till 1984, in 1984 the cleaning contract was put to tender and given to a private firm, I resigned on principal and declined the offer of reinstatement when it was offered.
There were no instances of MRSA prior to privatisation. I could go on... I will.
Just how do the privateers reduce the overall cost to the tx-purse then, Nick. How do the reduce that shed-load to a mere barrow-load then?
We used to clean and disinfect the theaters twice a day whether they had been used or not, when the privateers took over, this was reduced to once a month regardless of usage.
I used clean the orthopedic theaters and there would be bits of bone and dried out swabs just swept into a corner to await the cleaning staff.
That's how Dave.
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