Can someone please tell me the difference between a public service’s ‘duty of care’, and that of a commercial organisation?
With the recent abandonment by limited liability company, Circle of “Hinchingbrooke Hospital as a National Health Service(NHS) hospital franchised to an independent provider, and began the contract in February 2012.” it seems that where our National Health Service has a legal duty not to let down its paying public, commercial organisations have no such legal imperative.
For members of the paying public, long-trained in the expectation of a good solid health service this is a sad blow. It clearly shows that the piece-mealing of our National Health Service is a retrograde step.. possibly deliberately designed to further keep down the opinionated public, who will be left as (unhealthy) beggars, if such political giveaways proceed any further.
A strong National Health Service, brings health to an entire nation. That is very much needed, especially when there are such poor wage levels for most of the population.
We have paid for a full ‘duty of care’ in our public organisations.. and it really is time to take back the National Health Service, including its welfare arm, which was hived off into Local Authority control.
And then we need to look at returning our transport, water, electricity and gas systems, into public hands. That will mean much closer oversight by the public.. if democracy is ever to be reached.