Dr Jen Gunter had to take her English cousin along to the local A & E after she badly twisted her ankle. The treatment she received left Dr Jen full of admiration for the care in the NHS A & E department.
She was particularly impressed with the speed of the clinic, “My cousin was triaged immediately. Within two minutes a nurse checked her ankle, gave her codeine, and then sent her off to an urgent care clinic.
“To receive this care, all my cousin had to do was provide her name and birth date.
“No co-payments, no pre-authorisations, no concerns about the radiologist or orthopaedic surgeon being out of network.”
She compared the experience of visiting British A&E with American ER where patients are forced to make co-payments to get essential care.
As a warning she explained the dangers of Hunt and his privatisation, “The next time anyone mentions privatisation or user fees tell them in America there are people trying to save enough money for the co-payment for the CT scan that will tell them if their cancer has returned or not.”
In a final note, she said: “To the British government, stop trying to mess it up.”
We couldn’t have put it any better.