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Lister HospitalI played taxi driver yesterday to the outpatients department of our local hospital, the Lister in Stevenage. Following recent horrific stories in the press, I expected to be entering a war zone with operations taking place in the corridors and accountants and administrators arguing over which tools the surgeon could afford to use. However what I found was doctors and nurses going about the job of healing the sick with quiet and peaceful efficiency. Maybe the calm was due to ‘swan-bicycle-syndrome’ where they are peddling like hell underneath the surface in order to keep afloat. If that was the case, it certainly didn’t show. Perhaps the detractors would like to see the other side of the coin, a country without public health-care…

If you walk into a hospital,
Here, not necessarily abroad,
A doctor will always see you,
With treatment all can afford.

However if you’re born,
In the ‘Land of the Free’,
You’ve got no health-care,
No healing you’ll see.

So quit the complaining,
About NHS care,
We’d all be such losers,
If it wasn’t there.

Dedicated to all the nurses and doctors who are healing the sick in the National Health Service without the thanks and support they deserve from us all.

© Baldock Bard 2013
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