Foreign healthcare versus the NHS: a personal view

Joan Herbert, an LI member based in Haute Savoie, writes about her experience with healthcare living as a "frontalier" in France on the border to Switzerland.

“The NHS will last as long as there’s folk with faith left to fight for it.” (attr. Nye Bevan)

I expect that any day now the norovirus or ‘winter vomiting bug’ will make its annual rounds of the UK’s hospitals adding to the list of woes affecting the beleaguered NHS.  It strikes me that the virus’ symptoms  - nausea, vomiting and malaise – are similar to those that I experienced when I learned about Theresa May’s cabinet re-shuffle.  The experience must have made her feel equally queasy as she clearly did not have the stomach to get rid of Jeremy Hunt - that woefully inadequate specimen of a Health Secretary. It beggars belief that someone so incompetent has neither been sacked nor has the decency to resign, but such behaviour has become a hallmark of tory governments.

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