Weekly Roundup, 19th December 2017

Weekly Roundup, 19th December 2017

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  1. Avatar Yvonne Bonifas says:

    I’m a bit of a bore on the subject, but I scream inwardly at the phrase “dementia tax” and even more when journalists state that ” cancer care is free”. Medical treatment is free but personal care us not. That applies equally to both cancer and dementia sufferers and indeed strioke victims of anyone else. Cancer patients pay for their social/personal care too until they have a very short life expectancy usually estimated 6 weeks. Unfortunately there is little active medical treatment for dementia patients but they need a lot of personal care of you include supervision and prompting. Dementia sufferers can also get this funding known as chc fasttrack but it’s harder to predict death from dementia so it’s not often awarded. Some might think it is splitting hairs but it is quite wrong to cause division and envy between people suffering from nasty terminal conditions imho from lack of attention to detail. Mind you even The Guardian gets it wrong.

    • Mike Rawson Mike Rawson says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      That’s quite an emotional reply. I apologise if I’ve hit a nerve. Do you think that the treatment of cancer and dementia patients is equal? Do you think that it should be?

      The NHS is not a fair system. It favours people with trivial problems who want to see a doctor. It’s not the great medical institution that people in the UK believe it to be. We have lots of bad outcomes (eg. cancer).

      If you want to socialise an area of life (which I don’t), then shouldn’t you do it properly?


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