If she had private health insurance, the cardiologist would follow her up. If she was the Queen, the cardiologist would follow her up. If she was Tony Blair, the cardiologist would follow her up. But she does not have private health insurance.She is not the Queen. She is not Tony Blair. She is an elderly widow, living on a small pension.
It is not the cardiologist's fault. He is under orders and anyway, even if he were not, he no longer has a team of experienced junior doctors working under him.
For this poor lady, the top-tier of the health service is closed. The government and the PCTs are closing down out-patient follow up for the poor.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Posted by Peter Risdon at 10:08 pm