Today was emergency scrambling around back and forth to Salford (6hrs) and 4 hours in casualty (on 3hrs sleep for almost all of us in one way or another) with sis and niece number one who had sustained a complex knee & leg injury while ‘cheerleading’ at ‘university’ (young people’s slang for doing crack while bear bating I’ll wager! Apparently the ‘flyer’ landed with rather more force than anticipated. Someone tell the Daily Mail to ban this filth!). Go figure.
Anyway two lots of docs in Manchester and Bangor, two lots of X-rays and a trauma conference tomorrow and the cost for this expertise…zero, well, funded by direct taxation, so slightly progressively funded single payer universal healthcare. Don’t let them take it away and my US chums do not let Obama rat you out to the corporatists on this. Viva NHS!
PS. Of course the Patslide invented by Pat Slide the famous Irish medical innovator, honest.