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We are so used to the attacks on the NHS from the Daily Mail that we forget that it can be merciless to private medicine too. A critical article by Lois Rogers for the Mail’s on-line edition on June 12th provoked a defensive response from the Association of Independent Healthcare Organisations (AIHO). Rogers’ attack begins with the story of a man (a Director of a high-end car company) who underwent surgical removal of the prostate (no small procedure) in a private hospital, only to be told years later that the surgery had not been necessary. According to the Mail’s journalist […]
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Welsh Government response to Daily Mail claims There are nearly 1,400 people in Wales who have been waiting more than a year to get NHS treatment, recent Lib-Dem figures show. In England there are 574 people waiting that long to be seen by a doctor, Jeremy Hunt said in August. In March 2000, there were nearly 12,500 patients waiting more than 12 months for a first outpatient appointment and a further 12,500 people waiting 12 months or more for inpatient or day case treatment, giving a total of 25,000 patients waiting over 12 months. At the end of August 2014, this […]
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The Daily Mail never fails to excel in biased, nasty and downright misleading reporting. This is the price we pay for a free press but its diatribe against the NHS in Wales is a new low. Apart from the pathetic quality of its research, this type of reporting sows unjustified fear and worry amongst unfortunate Welsh Daily Mail readers. The Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, acknowledges that there are issues with the NHS in Wales but so also are there major problems with the NHS in England. Patient surveys of NHS users in Wales show very high levels of […]
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