Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Charity Hospitals

Remind me what the public health system is for - "free" healthcare for all? Rationing is today's reality and charity hospitals are no longer a thing of the past.

Canterbury Charity Hospital came to my attention when down south during the break. They have just launched a fundraising campaign to raise a dollar for every man, woman and child in Canterbury. They rely on volunteer staff. This year they aim to provide 700 operations to those who can't afford to go private and can't get into the public system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds almost as if you are in favour of a public health system. Charity hospitals are a feature of a privatised health system, just as foodbanks are a feature of a privatised food industry. Of course with a public health system offering free health care for everyone there shouldn't be any need for charity hospitals.