Letter to Surrey Advertiser
Reading about the crisis in the Health Service in our area, I am made to wonder whether in fact the ‘N’ in NHS now stands for Northern.
As a Guildford resident, I am naturally shocked and appalled by the dismantling of our health institutions by the Government, which systematically migrates a greater share of taxation from the South to the Labour heartlands in the North and in Scotland (viz. Council tax redistribution).
The Times reported recently that the Government spends £200 more per head on patients in the North than in the South.
Little wonder then, that Surrey & Sussex Health Authority, with its population of 2.5 million, has been asked to reduce its budgets by £150m per year (just £60 per head) to eliminate its ‘overspend’.