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August 5, 2008

Vermin Infest Britain's Socialist Hospitals

Imagine hospitals as rife with vermin as Capitol Hill. That will be the situation once Democrats manage to engineer a government takeover of the healthcare industry. Once again, Britain provides a glimpse of a socialist future we would be wise to avoid:

The cleanliness of most NHS [National Health Service] hospitals in England is threatened by frequent invasions of rats, fleas, bedbugs, flies and cockroaches, a report claims.
Figures released by the Conservatives show that 70% of NHS Trusts brought in the pest controllers at least 50 times over a two-year period.
Vermin were found in wards, clinics and even operating theatres. A patients' group said the situation was revolting.

Infestations have included wasps in a neonatal unit and in operating theaters, rats in a maternity unit, and a children's accident & emergency ward taken over by flies. Among the other repugnant creatures found in Britain's socialist hospitals are mice, silverfish, beetles, and bureaucrats, including a spokesman for the Health Protection Agency who shrugs off concerns:

In countries with good standards of healthcare the possibility for insects or pests to transmit infections in hospitals would be very remote.

Yes, but what about countries with socialized healthcare?

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Don't worry. A bureaucrat says they don't transmit infections.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 5, 2008 8:46 PM

Comments

Where's that obligatory Cuban healthcare pic? It's full of vermin - not the cockroaches, but the resource parasites called 'patients' who are a drain on the hard-working proletariat!

Posted by: BURNING HOT at August 5, 2008 9:05 PM

Remember the article from a couple of days ago where the NHS was starving people to death in the hospitals.

I think this might be a solution to both problems.

Rat on a stick.

Posted by: Oiao at August 5, 2008 9:17 PM

We already knew they were infested with beatles.

Posted by: Jimbo at August 5, 2008 9:40 PM

The problem isn't so much the vermin infesting the hospitals, it's the vermin infesting the Parliament.

Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at August 5, 2008 10:44 PM

Posted by: V the K at August 6, 2008 5:21 AM

In America it's the malpractice insurance that's killing our health care system, socialised medicine will just bury it.

Posted by: KHarn at August 6, 2008 7:05 AM

To be fair, some of these NHS Trusts are the size of small towns. With any large facility, there is going to be the odd wasp nest and rat on the grounds that makes it inside. However, perhaps there is a correlation between the steady increase in "ethnic" medical and support staff, lowering standards and the increase in bugs and fleas.

What is most worrying about our hospitals is the lack of care that some of the "multicultural" staff provide due to their lack of English skills and that some staff (and visitors) of a certain religious persuasion refuse to use the alcohol based cleaning gel.

This has contributed to the rise in MRSA and other deadly viral infections - http://tinyurl.com/5sl69l

The massive influx of foreign medical staff, as well as lowering the standards of care in the UK, is also contributing to the failure of hospitals in the poorer countries that they are recruited from.

Moonbattery strikes again. Give them a prosperous life in the west while their own people suffer back at home. http://tinyurl.com/56j2gm

Posted by: essemess at August 6, 2008 8:22 AM

"The problem isn't so much the vermin infesting the hospitals, it's the vermin infesting the Parliament."

ZING!

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at August 6, 2008 9:26 AM

Jimbo's "We already knew they were infested with beatles." made me chortle. I hate those filthy hippies.

Posted by: skh.pcola at August 6, 2008 6:57 PM