Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Turning in his grave?

An update to my earlier post about my daughter's dental treatment. You may recall that the orthodontist told us that his waiting list for NHS treatment was at least a year long, but that - miracle of miracles - we could go private and receive super-deluxe treatment - essentially a couple of hours' worth of surgery and a brace - for just three thousand pounds.

A colleague of my wife's told her today that he and his family actually go to Poland for their dental treatment - and pay around ten percent of the private fee in Britain.

Poland? What on earth has happened to our National Health Service? Aneurin Bevan must be turning in his grave.

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