NHS: Sad at what the world’s become

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When Aneurin Bevan invented the NHS in 1948, I’m sure he never envisaged a time when patients could not have a visit from their doctor.

I’ll bet this latest idea of telephone diagnosis has been thought up by one of the many mathematical minds attached to one of the many boards around the country these days. We seemed well able to do without these boards in the 1950s and ’60s.

I really do admire doctors, but I don’t care how excellent a doctor you are, you just cannot diagnose over the phone.

There are quite a number of elderly people who cannot describe their condition properly, or their illness can be worse than they can describe.

I believe this has all been done to save money. I hate the world today because it’s a big financial world. Soon us ordinary folk will be out in the street so we’ll just have to care and look out for each other.

It’s sad that the world has ended up like this, it was such a healthy, happy place in the ’50s and ’60s.

Sheena Campbell,

Seahouses