NHS: Liberal Democrats Demand £2 Billion Bailout for NHS

NHS: Liberal Democrats Demand £2 Billion Bailout for NHS

THE GUARDIAN – An emergency bailout of £2bn is needed to plug a black hole in NHS funding, Liberal Democrat sources claim, as a leading doctor called the Government’s plans for extended seven-day care as “just bonkers”.

Senior Lib Dem figures are planning to approach party leader Nick Clegg to demand the extra funding for the health service ahead of the Government’s autumn statement, the Times reported.

There are widespread fears among senior doctors that the NHS will struggle to cope with rising demand without more money after four years of efficiency savings in which it has been trying to shave £20bn from its costs.

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    And why not? After all that’s what government does… keep throwing money at a defunct institution instead of tackling the clear issue that the NHS is drowning under administration… mostly whom are appointed friends and family members of our illustrious politicians.

    So £2 billion… where’s that coming from? Yes, the government will have to borrow it which in turn increases the national debt.

    Nick Clegg and his merry band of imbeciles needs to get a grip on reality.