Friday, October 19, 2007

Letter to the Telegraph

Sent this to the Telegraph some time back in response to this piece, sadly it was not published.

Sir, Karol Sikora's approach to health care fills me with dread, treating cancer patients like customers in a pizza parlour is hardly what patients need or want. As for suggesting that the NHS is hopelessly inefficient - he is so far from the truth as to be laughable. The NHS has been the envy of the world's health care systems for decades, despite below average funding levels and continuous reform. How anyone can claim the NHS is inefficient when it is an organisation that can cope with high levels of change and a consistent lack of money yet still be a high performer internationally is beyond me.

Sikora's approach to cancer care would simply line his pockets and give us olives with our chemo.

Stuart Jeffery
Health spokesperson for the Green Party

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