'Not Such a Fair Story'
by Alwyn Dow
Ms White goes to the Doctors.
Doc was there already of course, so Ms White went in first to ask about her test results. She had waited for 4 hours in A&E after sharp pains in the chest but the hospital had found nothing and sent her home. ‘Nothing to report,’ said Doc, ‘It’s the worst A&E performance for 4 years but like me they are up against the clock every day. Come in next week.’
Sneezy was next. He’d had a cold that would not go away and now he couldn’t stop sneezing. Doc thought it might be hay fever so prescribed paracetamol and a beclometasone spray. Dopey followed him in. He couldn’t cope on his zero- hours contract and felt very depressed. Doc felt that he needed someone to talk to and recommended that he try swimming.
Sleepy came in next. He said that he just couldn’t keep awake since he lost his job and had now lost his benefits as well. Doc recommended that he should appeal via the CAB.
Bashful refused to say what was the matter, but Doc noticed a bruise on his arm that he admitted was from a fall. Grumpy said that it was all a waste of time since he had had to give up his flat due to the bedroom tax and stormed off.
Happy was last and smiled all the time while Doc twisted his neck in a test for balance.’ Seems OK to me,’ he said.
Ms White wrote a letter of thanks. ‘You saw all of us in half an hour,’ she wrote, ‘I just don’t know how you do it. I think it’s time for a change of government don’t you? ’
Does this sound familiar? Tory cuts mean that our NHS and it's Doctors, Nurses and auxillary staff are stretched to the limit.
Vote Labour on June 8th to protect our NHS.