Saturday, 24 March 2018

The World Has Gone Mad...

Britain's most senior paediatrician has called for a 100-fold increase in weight loss operations on children to ward off an impending 'obesity apocalypse'.
Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), said NHS surgery for overweight teens could be the only way to 'rescue' them from the 'vicious cycle' of a poor diet and bad health.
 Can the NHS afford this? Well...
This Morning viewers gushed over the antics of an adorable three-year-old guest's antics on Friday's show.
Benjamin Wayne was on the show with his mother Joanna, from Carshalton, Surrey, who was there to discuss how his NHS funding bid for cochlear hearing implants was rejected.
He has a condition called Connexin 26, which has left him with only slight hearing in his left ear. Though his hearing is significantly impaired, he does not qualify for the implants under current NHS guidelines - meaning his family are now trying to raise £80,000 for private treatment.
Is it me, or...?


jack ketch said...

The World Has Gone Mad..."

Awww Bless! Have you only just noticed that? :P

Ted Treen said...

As I've posted before ad nauseam, the NHS is the perfect proof of Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy:-

Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy
In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.

JuliaM said...

"Awww Bless! Have you only just noticed that? :P"

I can't recall it ever being so blatant... :(

"...the NHS is the perfect proof of Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy..."

Burn it all. Salt the earth.