Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells - A Lesson About Privatisation

If the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells debacle has taught us anything, it is that creeping privatisation of the NHS (in some cases, not even 'creeping') is to be fought at all costs. If cleaning wasn't contracted out to cleaning companies who are not held to account for their actions, this disaster would never have happened (a disaster close to home, as I live in the area and have friends that work there - yes, I live in Tory land, now you know why I am so militant). It is time for cleaners to be brought under the control of the hospital itself rather than a cleaning company that's primary concern is profit, not the health of patients.