When Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined the 'Leave' campaign in the pre-referendum era, his tour bus stated that the UK pays £350 Million per week to the EU, which he claimed could be filtered back into the NHS in a post-Brexit era. The truth soon emerged that this fantasy figure was another of Jonhson's cunning plans to take the reigns at Number 10, and scale the corridors of power, Presstv Reported.
Recent figures have cast an alarming light on the National 'Hell' Service, with every major A&E waiting times across the UK exceeding the 4 hours target set by the government. According to a report from the BBC, 118 units fell below the 95% threshold. Alongside side this already dire issue is the challenge of even getting to hospital.
Ambulances services across the UK are severely under pressure due to lack of budgets, under-resourcing and under-staffing. With the London Ambulance Service in London now responding to a mental health issue in 1 in 3 calls, the already stretched service can no longer cope with the demand. Add on top of this repeat callers, patient transfers and the upcoming festive season, and the LAS, along with its nationwide partners are going to feel the pinch come the new year.
The problem goes deeper still. The NHS recently came under scrutiny when a young boy was forced to sleep on the floor of a hospital due to lack of beds. When the Prime Minister was informed of this situation, and shown a photo of the boy, Boris Johnson refused to look at the picture, and once again showed the nation how he cares for his citizens.
In terms of long term care, cancer patients in the UK are being diagnosed later than ever due to ever increasing GP waiting and referral times, diabetics are at risk of losing their vital insulin due to Brexit, and the fact that the NHS is desperately short of staff, often turning to non English speaking doctors and nurses to fill the spots, one can clearly see that the NHS is truly in need of treatment itself.
However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the UK. With Brexit more than likely to leave the UK in desperate need for cash and trade deals, the lady with the lamp will come in the form of Donald Trump and the US, who have trained their eagle eyes squarely on the dying British institution.