I found THIS an interesting BBC report on the state of the NHS in Scotland;
“Hundreds of previously secret NHS reports into serious incidents, including 105 deaths, have been published by BBC Scotland. More than 300 reports into the most serious incidents in Scotland’s hospitals last year have been released. The reports include a person being blown up while on oxygen therapy after lighting a cigarette. They also detail deaths from fatal doses of medicine and missing equipment during a cardiac arrest.”
The BBC should be congratulated on exposing these massive failures within the NHS. I notice that blame for all of this is laid at the fault of the “bureaucracy” within the NHS, which may indeed be the case. I know this site throws many brickbats at the BBC over how it fawns over the appalling NHS but in this case it seems to have provided a public good and I will acknowledge it.