@mary Perhaps my point was buried in my overly long post.
When I wrote “old age care” I meant specifically the kind that requires some kind of medical supervision and equipment, a care home, or whatever the term is at the moment.
When I wrote “not everybody requires care in old age” I also meant that some people are able to live in their own…[Read more]
I was born and grew up in the UK, have lived in several countries and seen how the health services work there as a user of those services. I also have a brother who is an anaesthetic technician in hostpital operating theatres in the UK, friends who are nurses and specialist nurses, are GPs or are specialist doctors in France and in the US, so I…[Read more]
Having witnessed the mess that PFI caused the NHS, which was then followed by the closure of so many psychiatric beds that bed occupancy frequently runs at over 100%, which then means that people have to be admitted to private psychiatric hospitals (often hundreds of miles from home) at a cost to the NHS of thousands of pounds per week, not to…[Read more]