UK National Health Service in ‘humanitarian crisis’; needs help from Red Cross for basics

UK National Health Service in ‘humanitarian crisis’; needs help from Red Cross for basics
National health care will save us all. (London Olympics 2012)

[Ed. – Geez, why don’t they just do like Cuba, the world’s health care paradise?  Oh, wait.  They did.]

Britain’s health service is engulfed in a “humanitarian crisis” that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday. …

[T]ight budgets, an ageing population and increasingly complex medical needs have left many hospitals struggling during the winter season in recent years, prompting headlines about patients being left to wait on trolleys for hours or even days.

The NHS rejected the Red Cross’ description and the Department of Health said it had injected an additional 400 million pounds ($490 million) to help with the demand, but the opposition Labour Party called on Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to tackle the overcrowding.

“This is a national scandal,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a statement. …

May’s office declined to comment.

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