Sunday, June 19, 2005

NHS money back guarantee

Should a woman be allowed a tax refund if Central Government does not provide the services paid for through her taxes? Following a car accident in February, a woman was told that she would need to wait 18 months to have an MRI brain scan at King's College Hospital, London. However, if she was prepared to pay £983, she could have the same scan done at the same hospital within the next two weeks. There is a case for this money being refunded through her taxes!! How else do you force Central Government to focus on improving customer service?

With record levels of NHS funding, how can hospitals still be running short of cash to fund brain scans? I certainly would not wish an eighteen month brain scan delay on anyone.

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