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You Couldn’t Make It Up
January 8, 2017

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You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 8, 2017

Last evening the head of the NHS was busy denying the whole health system is in crisis. He conceded things were tough but stories of people being turned away from hospitals, hospitals not accepting any patients, patients lined up on stretchers in corridors etc were all seemingly overstated. The NHS IS in crisis, my former colleagues tell me it is, I see it myself. There simply isn't enough funding going into it to sustain the ever increasing demands on it. But, here's a wee gem to gladden our hearts. A "man" undergoing gender transition (female to male) is pregnant. "He" the press reports is part way through a £29k NHS gender transition process.Soneone please explain to me how a "he" can be pregnant? I digress. The pregnancy is a result of a FB search for a sperm donor. Some guy turned up at the transitioning "man's" house with a Tupperware container of sperm, handed it over, refused to give his name, recipient undertakes a turkey baster insertion and Bob's your uncle, "man" is pregnant. Now someone please say how on earth this has been allowed to happen. If the person transitioning wanted to get pregnant how does that gel with his/her mental acclimatisation to becoming a man? How can the NHS be spending large sums on these procedures when cancer patients are denied life prolonging drugs? What about the resultant child? The "mother" will have become the pseudo father by the time the baby is old enough to talk. The biological father is unknown and merely a sperm donor. The baby's mother doesn't actually exist as a woman because she is now legally a "he". What sort of a society have we evolved into? What sort of priorities exist that allow cancer patients to be denied treatments as bring too expensive, the old and the vulnerable to be left  without proper care yet gender transitions are funded for people who clearly want the best of both worlds, or genders! What sort of society fosters the ideology of a child being conceived in those circumstances and growing up with the stigma of it all. I am constantly amazed at what is now considered acceptable and normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 8, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
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You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 8, 2017

David shame on you ; I am definitely not the uncle of this transgender swop person, I also think this person who has done the pregnancy bit  must be a  schizophrenic, in that, when and if this child grows up, and asks the question who is my mother, which side will answer first.  The guy who is head of the NHS must have either, drunk from the same bottle or visited the same hypnotist as Jeremy Hunt, up here on Merseyside/ Wirral since the New year there have been on one occasion Wirral 16 people on trolleys awaiting admittance. 18 people over in the Royal in L/pool. there are none so blind that will NOT see.

January 8, 2017

Joined: May 12, 2014
Posts: 684
You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 8, 2017

I read your post three times Bob before I cottoned on to what you meant re not being the Uncle lol. The problem with the NHS is people are generally living longer as medical science and the development of new drugs means many erstwhile killer diseases and illnesses are now either treatable or curable. Sadly the funding hasn't kept pace with the increased demand. Add into the equation the pressures on GP surgeries with many patients opting to go to A&E because they can't get an appointment, bedblocking by thousands of otherwise well but vulnerable oldies who have no social care structure in place to permit them to be discharged to their homes, vastly increased expectations and lastly the myth that the NHS can continue to be all things to all people and it is clear that all is not well.. Laws in place dictate that Trusts cannot blanket ban any reasonable treatments. That means IVF, gender transitions, vasectomy reversals, sterilisation reversals, tattoo removals, boob lifts etc are all funded at the expense of others who need treatment desperately to stay alive. When I worked in the NHS I was in court several times facing ambulance chasing law firms representing people suing us for allegedly refusing some of the treatments outlined previously. I won most of the cases because I had explicity not invoked a blanket ban I just considered each case on its merits and then placed the application for funding of it in the very low priority category which meant sometime in the future when priorities allowed. You are right about Hunt et al burying their heads in the sand, I think something will give soon!  

January 10, 2017

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You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 10, 2017

I think I've told you how bad it is in Tipperary with A&E admission,well before I started my travels Ireland (that's the Republic) has on average 4 to 5 HUNDRED on trolleys waiting room a bed to available A WEEK . Feck you'll say but some weeks it's even higher ,and here's an example of useless the HSE is in organising itself they ( the country) need a Children's hospital cos they ain't got one , BUT since 2010 they have using it as a football. They have had picked 4 locations up to when I had departed,but couldn't get planning permission,now when you think that if a country/medical service needed a fecking hospital that they use their power of compulsory purchases ,but I could wrong . Most serious cases end up in London and have done for years ,yep I wouldn't like to be a kid in Ireland with anything more than cold !!!

January 10, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 10, 2017

I think I've told you how bad it is in Tipperary with A&E admission,well before I started my travels Ireland (that's the Republic) has on average 4 to 5 HUNDRED on trolleys waiting room a bed to available A WEEK . Feck you'll say but some weeks it's even higher ,and here's an example of useless the HSE is in organising itself they ( the country) need a Children's hospital cos they ain't got one , BUT since 2010 they have using it as a football. They have had picked 4 locations up to when I had departed,but couldn't get planning permission,now when you think that if a country/medical service needed a fecking hospital that they use their power of compulsory purchases ,but I could wrong . Most serious cases end up in London and have done for years ,yep I wouldn't like to be a kid in Ireland with anything more than cold !!!

January 10, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1204
You Couldn’t Make It Up

January 10, 2017

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