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A & E-By-Gum

by | 16th, July 2003

‘GOOD news – hospital services are improving. Bad news – you can’t get there to find out.

‘These plastic dummies are buggers to resuscitate’

That’s the message on the front of the Times, which looks at the first independent audit of the health service.

The paper reports that of 166 hospital trusts surveyed, 50 had improved from last year, 35 had got worse and 81 had stayed the same.

But ambulance services have deteriorated, although the Times suggests this may be because the services had misrepresented their performance in the past and were now being more honest.

Another trend to emerge from the audit is that people in rural areas tend to get better healthcare than those in the cities.

So next time the yokels start getting uppity because there isn’t yet a Starbucks in every village, just remind them of that.

They will live longer – even if they haven’t got anything much to live for.

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