The recent comments by columnist Cal Thomas and letter writers are most instructive about the current status of Britain’s National Health Service. Their varying experiences demonstrate that no single example is representative of the NHS.
Having lived part-time in London for the past 24 years, I feel qualified to comment on this issue. First of all, the NHS runs an exemplary system of emergency care. They utilize trained paramedics on motorcycles to reach the location of an accident much before an ambulance can negotiate city traffic. I have seen a helicopter land right in the midst of Oxford Circus in the middle of the day to transport an accident victim.
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