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Consultation begins on £200m cuts to public health budget


Carol Ellison | 31-Jul-2015 2:42 pm I hate to be the harbinger of doom... Continuing with the doom + gloom theme, feeling is that govt cuts will impact across health and social/welfare settings. It will affect children as well as adults. The unproductive in society might be cast onto the scrap heap. Was it in an episode of The twilight zone where a 7 year old child was taking a test, where parents wanted him to pass, but he didn't - population control and lack of resources meant he had to die. Already seeing govt limiting child benefits + if ppl have kids they have to support them. Fastest way of saving money is to cut / underpay jobs, freeze / cut benefits + support and make it tougher for new applications. Consequences of fewer nurses + carers would lead to poorer health outcomes + increase in mortality from children to older people -> then unwell people can't access or receive needed care + support = more deaths -> less welfare to pay out and thus saving even more money. It will hit poorest hardest and middle income earners will suffer. Even rich people (who aren't really wealthy) will find their savings haemorrhaging when they're means tested for social care + support along with their 'mansion' homes turned into a nursing home when they need higher levels of health + socialcare. The really wealthy have provisions + private care in place, but no-one left to empty the trash as they're off sick.

Posted date

1 August, 2015

Posted time

10:32 am